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

The Museum does not have regular hours. Instead, the Museum will be open for events listed below.  

The Museum also opens on your request -- contact us to set up a time for your group's visit.  

October  4, 2017

On Veteran's Day, meet us at the Museum to honor Korean War and Vietnam War veterans.  ​Check back for more details. 

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.  

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.


Past Events

July 14, 2018 - Laddie Tonielli

151 Washington St, Marseilles, Illinois, United States
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The Museum will once again welcome Marseilles Elementary School 2nd grade students. 

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

Sunday September 23, 1 - 3 PM:  Corn Sheller Demonstration

Sunday November 11: Veteran's Day

The Museum will open for a fall 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.   Join us for popcorn, apple cider, and to learn about the history of manufacturing in Marseilles.

March 7, 2018


November 11, 2017  - Veterans