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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Saturday September 14th, 2019

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Saturday September 14th, 2019

Here we go!! Putting together the final touches for our Taste of History event tonight! We are looking forward to seeing everyone who was able to buy a ticket for this event featuring us, The Staley Museum, James Millikin Homestead, Governor Oglesby Mansion, and Historic Decatur Foundation(The Culver House)!! ... See MoreSee Less

Here we go!! Putting together the final touches for our Taste of History event tonight! We are looking forward to seeing everyone who was able to buy a ticket for this event featuring us, The Staley Museum, James Millikin Homestead, Governor Oglesby Mansion, and Historic Decatur Foundation(The Culver House)!!

Friday September 13th, 2019

We have just a handful of tickets left for Taste of History available at the Mueller Museum for $40. Get them while you can! ... See MoreSee Less

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