The August Artifact of the Month is a selection of postcards from the museum collection of over 300 antique cards. Donated by a number of different pe...

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Postcard Collection

The June Artifacts of the Month are Purple Heart medals awarded to two area residents. One medal was awarded during World War I to Dale A. Crandall of...

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WWI and WWII Purple Hearts

The May 2014 Artifact of the Month is a collection of antique woodworking tools and tool chest that once belonged to Jesse Cox of Vermont. Vernon Thom...

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Cox Family Tool Chest

The April Artifact of the Month at the Western Illinois Museum is a collection of six photographs and a passport from the Lubin Family who immigrated ...

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The Lubin Family Collection

On display at the Western Illinois Museum as the December Artifact of the Month is a framed collection of Civil War era items.  These items pertain t...

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Civil War Era Artifacts

On display at the Western Illinois Museum as the November Artifact of the Month is a Felins tying machine that was donated in 1982 to the museum by Mr...

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Felins Tying Machine

On display at the Western Illinois Museum as the October Artifacts of the Month are two pre-electric irons.  One iron used charcoal and the other use...

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Pre-electric Irons