Invention Imagination Industry

DeMoulin Museum 10th Anniversary

New place. Same wacky fun.

Find Us

205 S. Prairie Street, Greenville, Illinois
Two blocks southeast of the Greenville square.
(618) 664-4115

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 and can be scheduled for any day of the week.

Overview of the DeMoulin Museum

Unique. Yes, it’s an overused word. But, seriously... yes, we are unique.

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. It is the only public museum in the United States to have gathered so many of these contraptions.

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.

Fun At The Museum

Wink-a-dink

Plan your visit to the Goat Museum with mascot, Wink-a-dink.

Group and Bus Tours welcome! Your tour of the DeMoulin Museum can be specialized for your group and even combined with other interesting attractions around Greenville.

Latest News

Museum Closed For Second Span in 2020 Due To Covid Precautions

What promised to be a big year for the DeMoulin Museum fell short of those expectations due to COVID-19. The museum was closed twice this year due to restrictions implemented by the State of Illinois. These closures led to the postponement of the DeMoulin Museum’s 10th anniversary celebration in March, the cancellation of several group tours, and the loss of two fundraisers. Although it was a disjointed year, it didn’t come without a few highlights. The first of these was a surprise visit. Another was the unveiling of a new outdoor display of bricks honoring past and present employees of DeMoulin Bros. & Co. Organizers of the 10th anniversary celebration anticipate that event happening in late spring or early summer 2021. Two other major milestones will be observed in 2021...

Employee Brick Campaign For $100 you can celebrate the skilled work of a current or former DeMoulin factory employee!

Since its founding in 1892, DeMoulin Bros. & Co. has employed thousands of men and women, many of whom worked for the company for decades. When he began the business, Ed DeMoulin hired four seamstresses who brought their own sewing machines from home. Today, DeMoulin employs around 150 people who utilize state of the art equipment.

“Whether you worked there for a summer or for fifty years, you are part of DeMoulin history. It’s a special group of people we want to celebrate.”

Download the Brick Program Brochure / Order Form now.

Fun for Family & Friends of All Ages

Test your nerves and be amazed!

“Hair-raising Experience”

Catalog Page - Knife Throwing Stunt

“Make the candidate shiver”

Catalog Page - The Guillotine

“It will tingle just a minute”

As seen on History Channel’s Pawn Stars!

Catalog Page - The Electric Branding Iron

Help support the DeMoulin Museum!

The DeMoulin Museum is a 501c3 not for profit organization. Although endorsed by DeMoulin Bros. & Co., the DeMoulin Museum is not operated by the factory. Your donation is important to maintaining the museum.

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Forms available for Download in PDF and at the Museum.

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