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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Thursday March 26th, 2020

In keeping with the Governor's stay at home order on March 20, 2020, we will remain closed through April 7, 2020 to aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and announce further changes as necessary.
Thank you for understanding, and we wish you all well!
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Businesses would be better off dispensing gloves, hand sanitizer and masks. This goofiness is going to KILL small businesses and, if it continues much longer, cause people to become so comfortable with not shopping, going any where or s p e n d i n g anything, ultimately, kill this nation.

Saturday March 21st, 2020

Who remembers these lovely Mueller vases? Each one has a unique glaze but an unmistakable shape and "Mueller" stamped on the bottom.

What do you think the history is behind these vases? Our next newsletter is going to be diving into these vases and other forms of Mueller's vitreous ware. Maybe you'll know something we don't know. Maybe we'll dispel some myths!

If you would like to receive this newsletter once it's finished, email the museum at hmuellermuseum@gmail.com and let us know you want to be added to the mailing list!
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Who remembers these lovely Mueller vases? Each one has a unique glaze but an unmistakable shape and Mueller stamped on the bottom. 

What do you think the history is behind these vases? Our next newsletter is going to be diving into these vases and other forms of Muellers vitreous ware. Maybe youll know something we dont know. Maybe well dispel some myths!

If you would like to receive this newsletter once its finished, email the museum at hmuellermuseum@gmail.com and let us know you want to be added to the mailing list!

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I have two of these sample vases - salesmen samples, I believe? My grandfather was head of security back in the 30's & 40's. My mom has great stories of the Mueller family. She is now 90.

I have 3 vases. Hieronymus Mueller was my Great Great Great Grandfather 😊

Monday March 16th, 2020

The Hieronymus Mueller Museum will be closed, effective immediately, until at least April 1, 2020. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. It is our hope that taking such preventive measures will aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protect those most vulnerable. We’ll continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and make any changes accordingly.

We thank you for your patience and understanding! We wish you all well!
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