Early Decatur Patents


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