The museum will be closed Friday and Saturday for Easter weekend.
The Macon County History Museum will be closed from December 24 through March 6. Museum exhibit space will be used to lay out two rooms of artifacts and collections items on tables in order to organize them, put them on a new shelving system, and create a database. Thank you!
The museum will be closed November 23-25 in observance of Thanksgiving, we will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, November 28.
From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, Decatur was a vibrant and fast growing town fueled by the arrival of the railroads. Agriculture and industrial manufacturing were rapidly expanding and
undergoing revolutionary changes. This environment provided the backdrop for Decatur to become a mecca for many inventors who filed hundreds of patents. The presentation will cover some of the more unique patents and include a display of Decatur-patented items.
Date: Saturday, August 12
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork Road
Decatur, IL 62521
Cost: $2 admission fee
For further information about the event contact the museum at 217-422-4919