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.

$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.

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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Tuesday October 29th, 2019

We Are Thankful For Our Volunteers!
Our Volunteers Work March through October at the Museum. Today we held a little gathering in their honor. A Pizza Party to thank them for their time and enthusiasm. Our Volunteers also happen to be Retirees from the Company... which means, the know more than we do 😊
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Very proud to call #Mueller Decatur's own pride and triumph <3

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Monday October 28th, 2019

The Legacy Continues:
The Hieronymus Mueller Museum joins Decatur in celebrating the continued legacy of the company at the groundbreaking ceremony today for the new state of the art foundry soon to be a reality in our community. 162 years strong! Congratulations to everyone who has played a part in helping to make this happen!
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You can own a piece of the Mueller legacy! Lot is where Mr. Mueller had his lodge and race track. Message for listing details.


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