November 11, 2018 -  Veteran's Day

Here is a story about Marseilles barber Allie Q, told by his daughter: 

May 15, 2022 - Marseilles Barbers

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

We have archived their stories here:

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.

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, 2019  - Vietnam Veterans

November 11, 2017  - Veterans

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.

Our Veteran's Day 2019 event honored Marseilles veterans involved in the Vietnam war.  Hank Roe of the American Legion helped us understand those times and better appreciate the service of Vietnam veterans.

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

March 10, 2019 -  John Armstrong

August 17, 2019 - Robert Nelson Presentation

August 14, 2022 - Marseilles Mayors

June 26, 2022 - Local Churches Pot luck

Every year we host this pot luck at the Museum.  This year each church minister talked about their favorite scripture. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Church History

September 15, 2019 - Marseilles Nursing Service

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

Read more at Marseilles churches share history and faith.

Previous Museum events are listed below.  

October 2, 2018 - 2nd Grade

July 14, 2018 - Laddie Tonielli

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.   

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:

September 23, 2018 - Corn Sheller 

The Museum hosted a Mayors History event August 14, 2022. Learn about our mayors, from John R Galloway in 1871 to James Hollenbeck in 2018. 

Past Events

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.