November 11, 2017  - Veterans

Marseilles Elementary School 2nd grade visited the Museum, learned some history, painted pumpkins, and just had fun.

The Museum opens for the scheduled events listed here.   It is also accessible by appointment almost every other day of the year as a place to host your visitors and show our collections during reunions or other community events.  Simply contact us (phone 815-795-7976) to arrange a time for your group's visit and share our amazing history.

October  4, 2017

2019 Events

On Veteran's Day 2018 we met at the Museum to honor our Marseilles veterans.  This has become an annual event, this year honoring Korean War veterans.   Their stories, and an introduction by Hank Roe of the American Legion, are archived here:

During Marseilles Fun Days 2018, the Museum opened a new exhibit about famous Marseilles welterweight boxer Laddie Tonielli.  Laddie's son, Terry Tonielli, delivered a talk about this famous hometown boxer.

Click the video to hear this talk.

Marseilles High School Class of 1976 reunion arranged for private opening of the museum.  

The Museum plans to open for these events.   Check back for more details. 

  • March 10th, 1 - 3 pm:  History of the John Armstrong family.
  • June 9th, 1 - 3 pm:  2nd annual Churches in Marseilles.
  • July 13th:  Open for Marseilles Fun Days.
  • August:  Harvest event with corn sheller demonstration.
  • September:  Marseilles Nursing Service 100 year celebration.
  • October:  Marseilles 2nd grade students.
  • November:  Annual Veterans Day event highlighting Veitnam Vets

On veterans day, the Museum honored Marseilles World War II veterans.   

We have archived their stories here:

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Church History

September 22, 2017

At this event seven Marseilles churches shared some food and interesting history of each church.

Read more at Marseilles churches share history and faith.

October 2, 2018 - 2nd Grade

Past Events

July 14, 2018 - Laddie Tonielli

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Field trip!   The Museum again welcomed Marseilles Elementary School 2nd grade students.  These kids had fun, painted pumpkins, drove model trains, and also learned a little about the history of their town.

In March the Museum introduced a new exhibit about a Marseilles business, Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.  This event was attended by many residents who were involved in Seattle Sutton's over the past 32 years.  Watch the video

September 23, 2018 - Corn Sheller 

November 11, 2018 -  Veteran's Day

The Museum opened for a fall harvest event, featuring a demonstration of an antique corn sheller machine.  These machines were produced by the Marseilles Manufacturing Co, which was later purchased by John Deere.   

March 7, 2018