Veterans Oral History On view through February 11, 2017 Five local organizations are coming together with the shared interest in giving voice to the l...

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Veterans Oral Historys

Artifact of the Month: Political Memorabilia November 2016 By Marla Vizdal This month’s Artifact of the Month includes a variety of political campai...

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Political Memorabilia

By Tim Roberts September’s artifacts of the month at the Western Illinois Museum are two photographs marking the visit of a Republican presidential ...

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1896 Presidential Candidate

By Carmen Keist and Marla Vizdal The Artifact of the Month featured at the Western Illinois Museum is a 1920s men’s wool bathing suit. In the heat o...

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Wool Bathing Suit

Volunteers play a big role in all aspects of the museum.  They help manage the collection, create and assist with education programs and exhibits, an...

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Meet our Volunteers

In 1926, the Macomb Dairy Company started operations in a brand new building  at 217 S. Lafayette, built similar to the neighboring Ford Motor Compan...

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Macomb Dairy

William H. Randolph was born in Ohio in 1813.  At the age of 21 he moved to Rushville and then Macomb where he opened a grocery store in 1834. He was...

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William H. Randolph

At this year's Annual Meeting members were treated to a tour of the museum's collection.  As guests wandered through the aisle of artifacts in the ...

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Annual Meeting Update

By Marla Vizdal The Artifact of the Month featured at the Western Illinois Museum is a combined ice cream freezer and churn which was patented in 1894...

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Ice Cream Freezer and Churn