Visit the Hieronymus Mueller Museum

Hieronymus Mueller MuseumHieronymus Mueller Museum
420 West Eldorado St.
Decatur, Illinois

The museum is open to the public on
Tuesday through Saturday (except holidays)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Other visiting times may be scheduled by appointment by calling (217) 423-6161.

Admission:
$2.00 for adults and $1.50 for those under the age of 17.
Exhibits cover the history of the company, its owners and employees, and the Mueller family.

Hieronymus Mueller Museum | Decatur, Illinois

Welcome to the Hieronymus Mueller Museum, just west of downtown Decatur, Illinois, and open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday and other times by appointment.


The Mueller Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history of Mueller Company and of the family and descendants of Hieronymus Mueller

The Mueller Museum celebrates the life and legacy of Hieronymus Mueller, a pioneer entrepreneur who emigrated from Germany to Decatur, Illinois, and founded several business concerns, including Mueller Co., which still exists today and produces many of the original signature Mueller products, namely water pressure valves and the iconic fire hydrants that we see in nearly every American town and city.

The Hieronymus Mueller Museum was founded in 1995 by the Hieronymus Mueller Family Foundation to house and curate the vast collection of Mueller Family and Mueller Co physical artifacts, memorabilia and library materials. The museum moved to its present home in 2005, a state-of-the-art facility to preserve and display the historically-significant collection.
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The story of Hieronymus Mueller is like the stories of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were driven to America by the dual forces of opportunity and necessity – the necessity to escape famine, political oppression, religious intolerance, or economic disasters. He made the most of his opportunity and became a quintessential immigrant success arriving with pennies in his pockets while going on to achieve the “American Dream.”

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Wednesday September 12th, 2018

Thank-you for all your interest in this event. We hope you were able to get tickets! If not, let us know if you would like to see an event like this again in the future! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank-you for all your interest in this event. We hope you were able to get tickets! If not, let us know if you would like to see an event like this again in the future!

 

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Betty Wheatley did you get a ticket?

We have two tickets and may not be able to attend. If there is someone who can use them, please message me and we can make arrangements.

Friday August 31st, 2018

How would you and a special someone like to come to the Taste of History event on September 15th, for FREE??!! Here’s your chance! We're giving away 2 free tickets to one lucky person! All you need to do to enter this giveaway, is Like this post, Comment something, and Share it! The contest will end and we will choose a winner on Sunday at 8PM. Winners will be contacted shortly afterwards. *Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway*

Tickets to this event give you the chance to visit four historic locations in Decatur: the Staley Museum, James Millikin Homestead, Hieronymus Mueller Museum, and the Governor Oglesby Mansion! At each location, you can partake in special hors d'oeuvres and cocktails tailored to the historic atmosphere and preference of the venue!
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How would you and a special someone like to come to the Taste of History event on September 15th, for FREE??!! Here’s your chance! Were giving away 2 free tickets to one lucky person! All you need to do to enter this giveaway, is Like this post, Comment something, and Share it! The contest will end and we will choose a winner on Sunday at 8PM. Winners will be contacted shortly afterwards. *Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway*
 
Tickets to this event give you the chance to visit four historic locations in Decatur: the Staley Museum, James Millikin Homestead, Hieronymus Mueller Museum, and the Governor Oglesby Mansion! At each location, you can partake in special hors doeuvres and cocktails tailored to the historic atmosphere and preference of the venue!

 

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Would love to go!

As a wife of a 43 yr employee, this would be great!

Love some history!!

Ryan Benson

Would love to see these.

My grandpa was Mueller's head of security in the 30's and 40's. I can't wait to attend this event.

Would love this need a trip a learn something at same time

Something

This would be great.

Would love to learn more history of these amazing people, who helped build/develop my hometown. ;)

I would love these.

The contest is now closed, and the winner has been contacted. Thank you all for participating!

My dad and grandpa both worked there

I’d love to go to this.

That would be so good but never have time and I live alone

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Thursday July 12th, 2018

1910 A Race is on between Philip Mueller's Big Thomas Flyer & the Mueller Special interurban train..Bloomington to Decatur.

A temptation too hard to ignore happened after the Mueller Company picnic in August of 1910. The Venue selected for the company picnic that year was Miller Park in Bloomington. The company arranged for a special Mueller interurban train to transport employees and their families to the picnic. Philip Mueller, second eldest son of the founder Hieronymus Mueller, chose to drive his new toy, a Thomas Flyer, rather than take the train. At days end and as serendipity would have it...Philip's Thomas Flyer automobile found itself driving down the road in sync with the Mueller special interurban returning to Decatur. Philip's Mueller genes kicked in and the Race was on!

If you would like to know the outcome of the race...follow this link to the Museum Newsletter which tells the whole ordeal in detail..start to finish!

muellermuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2010-Newsletter.pdf

A local history cliff hanger brought to you by your friends at the Hieronymus Mueller Museum. :)
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1910 A Race is on between Philip Muellers Big Thomas Flyer & the Mueller Special interurban train..Bloomington to Decatur.

A temptation too hard to ignore happened after the Mueller Company picnic in August of 1910.  The Venue selected for the company picnic that year was Miller Park in Bloomington.  The company arranged for a special Mueller interurban train to transport employees and their families to the picnic.  Philip Mueller, second eldest son of the founder Hieronymus Mueller, chose to drive his new toy, a Thomas Flyer, rather than take the train.  At days end and as serendipity would have it...Philips Thomas Flyer automobile found itself driving down the road in sync with the Mueller special interurban returning to Decatur.  Philips Mueller genes kicked in and the Race was on!  

If you would like to know the outcome of the race...follow this link to the Museum Newsletter which tells the whole ordeal in detail..start to finish! 

http://muellermuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2010-Newsletter.pdf

A local history cliff hanger brought to you by your friends at the Hieronymus Mueller Museum.  :)Image attachment

 

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Did you know there is a Mueller-Benz Automobile in this Museum?

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