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Western Illinois Museum

201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States

August 2019

Blind Swine Speakeasy

August 2 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Blind Swine Speakeasy brings local history and culture to the community, in a cross between an event and exhibit. The raw space, once used as a garage, is an authentic 1930s era speakeasy experience. It’s a perfect location to tackle the complex issues around the 18th amendment –all while enjoying music and a, now legal, beverage. Each event will have a theme related to the era where guests can participate in activities and learn about local history. The first…

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The Blind Swine

August 2 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history - all while enjoying a now legal beverage.  There…

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Broadside Mural Project

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Western Illinois Museum invites the public to help create a Broadside Mural on three Saturdays beginning on April 13th.  Other dates include Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, August 10th, and work sessions will be held from 9:00 am to noon. Museum staff and volunteers will be on-hand to assist those wishing to help; no experience is necessary. Children ten and up who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. The mural project will use a traditional wheat paste method of…

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The Blind Swine Speakeasy

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Blind Swine Speakeasy brings local history and culture to the community, in a cross between an event and exhibit. The raw space, once used as a garage, is an authentic 1930s era speakeasy experience. It’s a perfect location to tackle the complex issues around the 18th amendment –all while enjoying music and a, now legal, beverage. Each event will have a theme related to the era where guests can participate in activities and learn about local history. The first…

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The Blind Swine

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history - all while enjoying a now legal beverage.  There…

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Vinyl Record Sale

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Stop by and check out the museum’s Garage Sale with Jeff Holtz.  We have A LOT of vinyl records that have been donated over the years and we’re selling ‘em! Don’t worry, we will keep a selection for the museum’s collection and all proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase archive materials for the collection. The Garage Sale will be held on three Saturday mornings, including, June 29 11 to 2:00 pm (Heritage Days), August 24, and November 9, from 9:00…

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September 2019

The Blind Swine Speakeasy

September 6 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Blind Swine Speakeasy brings local history and culture to the community, in a cross between an event and exhibit. The raw space, once used as a garage, is an authentic 1930s era speakeasy experience. It’s a perfect location to tackles the complex issues around the 18th amendment –all while enjoying music and a, now legal, beverage. Each event will have a theme related to the era where guests can participate in activities and learn about local history. The first…

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The Blind Swine

September 6 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history - all while enjoying a now legal beverage.  There…

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The Blind Swine Speakeasy

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Blind Swine Speakeasy brings local history and culture to the community, in a cross between an event and exhibit. The raw space, once used as a garage, is an authentic 1930s era speakeasy experience. It’s a perfect location to tackles the complex issues around the 18th amendment –all while enjoying music and a, now legal, beverage. Each event will have a theme related to the era where guests can participate in activities and learn about local history. The first…

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The Blind Swine

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history - all while enjoying a now legal beverage.  There…

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Mussels, Moonshine & Music

September 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Mussels, Moonshine, and Music: Mississippi Valley Migrant Life in the Early Twentieth Century with Illinois Humanities Road Scholar, Dennis Strounghmatt. Join us for a voyage to discover the work of the river-based mussel shellers, moonshiners, and musicians that worked across Illinois in the late 19th century and early 20th century. This performance and presentation uses artifacts, photos, oral histories and fiddle music. Sunday, September 29; doors open and pie served at 1:30, program at 2:00 pm Western Illinois Museum 201…

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October 2019

The Blind Swine Speakeasy

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The Blind Swine Speakeasy brings local history and culture to the community, in a cross between an event and exhibit. The raw space, once used as a garage, is an authentic 1930s era speakeasy experience. It’s a perfect location to tackles the complex issues around the 18th amendment –all while enjoying music and a, now legal, beverage. Each event will have a theme related to the era where guests can participate in activities and learn about local history. The first…

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The Blind Swine

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history - all while enjoying a now legal beverage.  There…

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Haunted Museum Tours

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Prepare to be scared (just a little) and learn about history!

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November 2019

Vinyl Record Sale

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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Stop by and check out the museum’s Garage Sale with Jeff Holtz.  We have A LOT of vinyl records that have been donated over the years and we’re selling ‘em! Don’t worry, we will keep a selection for the museum’s collection and all proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase archive materials for the collection. The Garage Sale will be held on three Saturday mornings, including, June 29 11 to 2:00 pm (Heritage Days), August 24, and November 9, from 9:00…

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