Samuel F. Danner     Samuel Danner was born in Macomb, Illinois, on October 29,1944. He grew up in Blandinsville, Illinois with his parents ...

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Samuel Danner

Gil Belles: Founder and Advocate As the community mourns the passing of Gil Belles, the Western Illinois Museum joins our voice in recognizing the far...

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Gil Belles

We have something to make you happy Illinois has a rich folk and ethnic music heritage that seldom receives the attention it deserves–until now! The...

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Membership Gift

John Moon John Moon was born in Macomb, Illinois, on April 3, 1916. He grew up on West Fisk Street with his parents, four brothers, and five sisters. ...

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John Moon

Get Out! A History of the Parks and Recreating MovementOn view February 14 through July 7, 2017 This exhibit looks at the changes brought about by lab...

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Get Out!

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

Artifact of the Month: St. Francis Hospital Memorabilia By Marla Vizdal  This month’s Artifact of the Month is a collection of items related to one...

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St. Francis Hospital

We are always looking for ways to make visiting the museum and the historic Courthouse Square more enjoyable. Working with the City of Macomb and Maco...

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Building Improvements: TREES!

We are pleased to welcome two new Advisory Council members: Dr. Ginny Boynton and Bob Marcott. The council plays an important role in bringing diverse...

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New Advisory Council Members

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