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

We have archived their stories here:

March 10, 2019 -  John Armstrong

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 

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


August 17, 2019 - Robert Nelson Presentation

September 15, 2019 - Marseilles Nursing Service

October 2, 2018 - 2nd Grade

The Museum will also will host these groups. 

  • September 21:   Marseilles High School class of 1950 reunion.
  • October 8:  Marseilles 2nd grade students.

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.

November 11, 2018 -  Veteran's Day

Robert Nelson presented Purple Heart awarded to his uncle Ernest J. Atchley Jr., and told the story of how Ernest was lost at sea during WW-II.   A Flag folding ceremony and salute followed.  Read more in the Ottawa Times.

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.

The Museum will be open to the public for these events.   

  • ​Monday November 11, 1 - 3 pm:  Annual Veterans Day event highlighting Vietnam veterans.
  • December:   An Old Fashion Christmas at the depot.

Recent Events

The Museum hosted the 100 year celebration of the Marseilles Nursing Service.  Marseilles Nursing Service.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Church History

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

Read more at Marseilles churches share history and faith.

July 14, 2018 - Laddie Tonielli

Seattle Sutton's Marseilles Museum hosted a potluck for Marseilles' churches. Several Marseilles ministers shared stories on their personal calling to the ministry. 

June 9, 2019 -  Church Potluck

The Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum hosted a program to remember a very well-known past Marseilles resident, John Armstrong.  John was born in Marseilles and served Fire Chief from 1941 to 1975.   Watch the video to hear stories about John as told by his daughters Eleanor, Ruth, Pat, and Lori. 

On Veteran's Day 2018 we met at the Museum to honor our Marseilles veterans.   Their stories, and an introduction by Hank Roe of the American Legion, are archived here:

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.

July 17, 2019 -  Marseilles Fun Days

Upcoming Events

151 Washington St, Marseilles, Illinois, United States
(815) 795-6135  • (815) 795-7976 • info@ssmmi.org

November 11, 2017  - Veterans