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.
On Veteran's Day 2018 we met at the Museum to honor our Marseilles veterans. This has become an annual event. Last year we captured the very interesting stories of our Marseilles WW-II Veterans. This year we honored Marseilles Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. Hank Roe from the American Legion provided a talk about the Korean War. Videos of this event are being edited now and will be posted here soon.
On veterans day, the Museum honored Marseilles World War II veterans.
We have archived their stories here:
At this event seven Marseilles churches shared some food and interesting history of each church.
Read more at Marseilles churches share history and faith.
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.
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.
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.
Marseilles Elementary School 2nd grade visited the Museum, learned some history, painted pumpkins, and just had fun.