The Museum will also will host these groups. 

  • June 11:  Friendship House
  • September 21:   Marseilles High School class of 1950 reunion.
  • October 8:  Marseilles 2nd grade students.

Seattle Sutton's Marseilles Museum hosted a potluck for Marseilles' churches on Sunday with approximately 65 people in attendance. Several Marseilles ministers shared stories on their personal calling to the ministry. This event was a gathering of all faiths and made for a wonderful afternoon.

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 

June 9, 2019 -  Church Potluck

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


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Upcoming Events

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

July 14, 2018 - Laddie Tonielli

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. 

Past Events

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Church History

October 2, 2018 - 2nd Grade

October  4, 2017

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:

March 10, 2019 -  John Armstrong

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.

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.

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

We have archived their stories here:

November 11, 2017  - Veterans

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

  • ​Saturday July 13, 1 - 3 pm:  Open for Marseilles Fun Days, with train rides.
  • Saturday August 17, 1 - 3 pm:  Robert Nelson presentation of his uncle’s Purple Heart and flag. 
  • Sunday September 15, 1 - 3 pm:  Marseilles Nursing Service 100 year celebration.
  • Monday November 11, 1 - 3 pm:  Annual Veterans Day event highlighting Vietnam veterans.
  • December:   An Old Fashion Christmas at the depot.

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

Read more at Marseilles churches share history and faith.