The Hieronymus Mueller Family Foundation

The Family Foundation was established in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation for the purpose of establishing and operating the Hieronymus Mueller Museum. Serving on the organizing and original Board of Directors were Ms. Jane Mueller, Mr. John Scot Mueller, and Mrs. Henry Mueller Staley.

Mueller Museum Entrance in Decatur, ILHieronymus Mueller Museum – Decatur, Illinois

The Foundation successfully achieved its goals in opening a museum in 1995 and moving the collection into a newly constructed building in 2005.

The guiding force through those years was Board President, Jane Mueller, who passed away in 2009. The Board recognizes Jane for her drive and determination in leading the Foundation through those formative years.

The Board of Directors expanded to six members in 2010. Four of the members represent lines of descent from Hieronymus Mueller through his seven children. Two of the lines have no living descendants, and one branch is not active in the Foundation.

John Scot Mueller, President, serves as the representative of the Robert Mueller branch of the family.

Michael Mueller, Vice-President, represents the Philip Mueller branch of the family.

Mark Staley, Treasurer, represents the Henry Mueller branch.

Betty Wheatley, Secretary, represents the employees and retirees of Mueller Co.

Peter Mueller joined the Board in 2009 and represents the Adolph Mueller line of the family.

Kim Lilpop joined the Board in 2014 as a representative of Mueller Co.