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New:  Open July 14 during Fun Days for Laddie Tonelli event

New:  Marseilles Church History event with videos.

Recent: Interviews of Marseilles WW-II veterans

The Museum is located in the railroad depot built by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1917. This building is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It's the perfect location for the Marseilles Museum. 

We hope to make part of the depot available for other community uses. 

151 Washington St, Marseilles, Illinois, United States
(815) 795-4600 •
A museum for you, 
about the history of Marseilles
and surrounding communities.




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Marseilles, IL

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An important purpose of the Museum is to provide an engaging way for children and adults to learn about local history.

The Museum is just getting started collecting stories and exhibit items.  

Phone (815) 795-4600
Depot is located at 151 Washington St.

Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum, Inc. (SSMMI) is an Illinois non-profit corporation, incorporated as an IRS 501(c) charitable organization. Founded in 2016 by Seattle Sutton.

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Marseilles Depot

Map from Main St. & More Marseilles 2010

The Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum helps us remember our rich history. That history starts in the 1830's when settlers in built a cabin by the Illinois river. The arrival of the Illinois-Michigan Canal (1848), the railroad (1853), and the Nabisco factory (1902) are also milestones in our city's history. 

The Museum is not yet open to the public with regular hours.
We're just getting started and have much work to do. Restoration of the depot building is complete. We are preparing exhibit displays, each focusing on one aspect of Marseilles history. Your ideas are welcome. 

We are a non-profit so our rate of progress will depend on available funding.