The Western Illinois Museum Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers would like to update you on our plans to renovate the building which houses the...

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Building Improvements

It’s a Coloring Contest! You’re invited to design a Birthday hat for General Macomb! Did you ever wonder what kind of hat an officer in the War o...

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Coloring Contest

By Marla Vizdal A very unique item in the Western Illinois Museum is the focus of the current Artifact of the Month.  A small box, just over 8 X 5 X ...

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General Macomb Cigar Box

By Marla Vizdal and Carmen Keist Quilts of all different patterns and colors have been found in the home for centuries.  Sewn from fabrics that were ...

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Peck Family Quilt

By Marla Vizdal Collecting can be an exciting and educational hobby, and what people choose to collect can range from stamps to coins to piggy banks t...

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Buckeye Stoneware

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped, members who supported and visitors who enjoyed the Western Illinois Museum in 2015....

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2015 Year in Review

This past fall has been a busy time in the museum's storage area as volunteers work to document a recent donation of local pottery. Collector JoAnn ...

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2015 Collection News

The December Artifact of the Month at the Western Illinois Museum is the wonderful collection of Holiday greeting cards and postcards which have been ...

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Holiday Greetings

Tools of the Trade is a look back to a time when McDonough County was being developed into the communities we know today.  Considering the efforts a...

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Tools of the Trade