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May 2017

Ain’t Got a Dollar

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs, 1865 – 1965 With Bucky Halker Doors open at 4:30; program at 5:00 pm The Western Illinois Museum is pleased to welcome musician, author, and cultural historian Bucky Halker for Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs, 1865 – 1965. The performance and discussion illustrates a century of songs from Illinois workers, and will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Western Illinois Museum. The doors open…

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June 2017
$7

Ice Cream Social

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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It's an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social Saturday, June 17, 2017 2:00 to 4:00 pm The Western Illinois Museum celebrates summer with an old fashioned ice cream social on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. With the $7.00 ticket guests can enjoy specialty sundaes just like the ones served at soda fountains of yesteryear in our region. This year the event will be held at the Western Illinois Museum and all proceeds will benefit the museum’s exhibit…

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AUNT JOSIE / City Judge

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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AUNT JOSIE / City Judge The Western Illinois Museum is pleased to present the unexpected story of the trailblazing woman known by all as, Aunt Josie. This year during Heritage Days, we celebrate the region’s legal tradition with a program about Macomb’s first female judge. The program will take place following the parade on Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am at the Western Illinois Museum. It is free and open to the public. History records Josie Westfall as the founder…

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C. Don Weston

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Western Illinois Museum, in partnership with Macomb's Heritage Days Committee, will host a celebration of life for C. Don Weston on Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am. The 2017 Heritage Days celebration recognizes Macomb’s outstanding legal tradition and C. Don Weston was asked to serve as grand marshal of the parade.  With his unexpected death, the occasion commemorates a life well-lived and marks his service to the community. The reception will be held at the Western Illinois Museum, 201…

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August 2017

Vicki Mayo and George Turner Perform Jazz Standards

August 18 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Vicki Mayo and George Turner Perform Romantic Jazz Standards The Western Illinois Museum welcomes musicians Vicki Mayo and George Turner, and historian Sterling Kernek for a program that explores the Great American Song Book on Friday, August 18th. Doors open at 4:30 and the program begins at 5:00 pm. Cash bar will be provided by Hy-Vee Catering. The event will be held at the Western Illinois Museum, located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb's historic Courthouse…

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October 2017

Haunted Museum Tours

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Haunted Museum Tours The Western Illinois Museum will offer its annual Haunted Museum Tours on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The all-ages tours begin at 11:00 am and will run continuously until 1:00 pm. The program is part of the Moon Over Macomb activities and will be held at the Western Illinois Museum located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. The event is free and open to the public; donations appreciated. Get in the Halloween…

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Hallo~wine

October 21 @ 6:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Hallo~Wine The Western Illinois Museum will hold its annual Hallo~ Wine event on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7:00 pm. Guests will be treated to music, refreshments and hauntings by the museum’s re-enactors. The program will be held at the Western Illinois Museum located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door. Celebrate Halloween with an…

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November 2017

Remembering our Community’s Vietnam Era Veterans

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Western Illinois Museum is pleased to join with the WIU Alumni Association, WIU President Jack Thomas and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman to celebrate Military Appreciation week. On Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the museum will open its doors for a social where community members and veterans can come together to remember those who have served our country. This complimentary social will include appetizers and a cash bar. A short program will be held. To commemorate…

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December 2017

Letters to Santa

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Letters to Santa: A Dickens on the Square Event Let Santa know what you are wishing for this Christmas –the old fashion way! Write your letter on parchment paper with a quill pen and seal it with wax! Drop your letter in Santa’s special mailbox by the post office on your way to the other Dickens on the Square events.

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Letters to Santa

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum,
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Letters to Santa: A Dickens on the Square Event Let Santa know what you are wishing for this Christmas –the old fashion way! Write your letter on parchment paper with a quill pen and seal it with wax! Drop your letter in Santa’s special mailbox by the post office on your way to the other Dickens on the Square events.

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