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DeMoulin Museum Receives Donation from FNB

(September 21, 2017) - The DeMoulin Museum’s fundraising campaign received a major boost Wednesday, September 20th as The First National Bank donated $5,000. A brief check presentation was held at the museum. Since early August, the DeMoulin Museum has been raising money for the purchase and renovation of the former Central Christian Church building. The museum has outgrown its current building due to the number of large tour groups coming to visit and the artifacts being added to the collection.
  Mike Radliff, First National Bank President/CEO, commented, “We are proud to be a supporter of the DeMoulin Museum as it moves forward to this new chapter. The museum continues to attract visitors to Greenville from outside the region and the new building will benefit that mission.”
  Dusty Bauer, Branch Manager for FNB’s Greenville facility, added, “The First National Bank is always looking for ways to benefit our community and the DeMoulin Museum is a big part of our local tourism.”
  Members of the DeMoulin Museum Board of Directors and volunteers participated in the check presentation. Also attending was Dee McQuiston, great granddaughter of Edmond DeMoulin, founder of the factory the museum celebrates.
DeMoulin Museum volunteers participated in the check presentation Members of the DeMoulin Museum Board of Directors participated in the check presentation



DeMoulin Museum Featured in Unique List

GoBankingRates Your Cost to See the 16 Weirdest Museum Attractions website screenshot. (September 17, 2017) - When your museum spotlights artifacts like the Lifting and Spanking Machine and the Ferris Wheel Goat, you should probably expect to attract some attention. Recently, the DeMoulin Museum in Greenville, Illinois was featured in an article about the “16 Weirdest Museum Attractions” on the website gobankingrates.com. The article proclaims the DeMoulin Museum as “one of the best free places you can visit in America”. The museums highlighted are in the United States, Germany and Japan.
  Museum Curator John Goldsmith said, “We had been contacted by gobankingrates requesting a photo for a feature they were doing. We had no idea what the article was about or what they were going to say. To be ranked among the museums on their list is not only an honor but also a great opportunity to attract more visitors to our community.”
  Goldsmith noted that many of the museums making the list, like the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC and the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, are often featured on the television show Mysteries at the Museum.
  Over the last two years, national exposure for the DeMoulin Museum has increased, thanks in large part to the website Roadside America. Since posting its review of the museum, in which it was rated “major fun”, a significant increase in out of state visitors has been seen. “Roadside America opened a lot of doors for us,” Goldsmith said.
  The DeMoulin Museum is dedicated to the founders, employees and unique products of DeMoulin Bros. & Co. The factory was founded in 1892 as a manufacturer of regalia and paraphernalia for fraternal lodges. The company’s niche was fraternal initiation devices. DeMoulin is still in busy today as the nation’s leading maker of marching band uniforms.



Overview of Museum

Founded in 1892 as a manufacturer of lodge paraphernalia and regalia, DeMoulin Bros. & Co. of Greenville, Illinois is one of the nation's leading makers of marching band uniforms. The company's diverse production history has included graduation caps and gowns, choir robes, church and lodge furniture, and lodge initiation devices.

The DeMoulin Museum, founded in 2010, pays tribute to the founders, employees, and amazing products created by this unique factory. Though the museum contains examples of many of DeMoulin's creations, the lodge initiation devices---including the Bucking Goat; Invisible Paddle Machine; and Lifting and Spraying Machine---are what have attracted visitors from over 30 states.

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Hours

September through May:
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

June through August:
Fri: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Admission by donation.
Group tours welcome.

DeMoulin Museum
110 W. Main, Greenville, IL, 62246
One block east of the Greenville square.

(618) 664-4115

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Catalog Page - The Bucking Goat



Red Hat Lady with Lindenwood Senior Group May 2016




Help support the DeMoulin Museum!

The DeMoulin Museum is supported by a not-for-profit organization through the Bond County Community Foundation. Although endorsed by DeMoulin Bros. & Co., the DeMoulin Museum is not operated by the factory. Your donation is important to maintaining the museum.

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Catalog Page - DeMoulin's Patent Lung Tester



Catalog Page - Knife Throwing Stunt


An O'Fallon Missouri family visits in August 2016



Tour Group October 2011


Catalog Page - The Guillotine




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