The Western Illinois Museum is located in the Military Tract or “Bounty Lands.”  This term, commonly used in the early 1800s, has given way to d...

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Plans for Permanent Exhibit

For forty years, the museum has been preserving and protecting our history.  Greatest Hits of Our History is the last in a series of three that celeb...

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Greatest Hits of Our History

The Western Illinois Museum’s Artifact of the Month for January 2015 is a gavel made from two pieces of wood taken from the USS Constitution, also k...

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USS Constitution Gavel

An update on The Rezab Family Preservation Fund This past summer the museum established the Rezab Family Preservation Fund to aid the museum in managi...

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Collection News

The East Jackson Street branch of First Bankers Trust Company in Macomb and the Western Illinois Museum continue their partnership in bringing local h...

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The History of Hats

The December 2014 Artifact of the Month is a pair of antique ice skates, approximately 100 years old. The skates are from the museum’s collection of...

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Pair of Antique Ice Skates

The November Artifacts of the Month are two mortar and pestle sets donated to the museum in 1984 by the family of well-known Macomb resident, Jack Sti...

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Stites Mortars & Pestles