“I have taken several of my classes to the DeMoulin Museum and they have loved it. It serves as a fun and memorable day for the students but also a valuable lesson into the history of Greenville. Our town has benefited from the factory being here for so long and the Museum is helping to keep the legacy alive.” — Todd Cantrill / Greenville High School Teacher
“I never provide my students with a lot of information regarding what to expect when attending the field trip to the DeMoulin Museum because I do not want to give away any of the novelties. It is always fun to watch them experience the exhibits first hand. Lots of surprises, smiles and laughter that they talk about all the way home and into the next day.” — Harold File / 7&8 Grade Social Studies & Science Teacher, Pocahontas Center
See bucking goats, trick chairs and a guillotine!
Dedicated to the founders, employees, and unique products of DeMoulin Bros. & Co., the DeMoulin Museum first opened March 20, 2010 in the former Greenville American Legion building. In February 2018, we re-opened in our NEW location, the former Central Christian Church Building. The museum is famous for its large (and rare) collection of DeMoulin lodge initiation devices. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on experience with the Electric Branding Iron, Bucking Goat, and Lifting and Spanking Machine.
Bring your camera and have your picture taken in our “goat board,” allowing you the chance to be part of a 1930 DeMoulin catalog. You’ll also see a variety of band uniforms, lodge regalia, and other outfits crafted by DeMoulin’s embroidery department.
We are proud to be a family friendly museum!
June through August:
Fri: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September through May:
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Admission by donation.
Group tours welcome.
DeMoulin Museum, 205 S. Prairie, Greenville, IL, 62246
Two blocks southeast of the Greenville square.
What hijinx do we get up to around here with our goats, initiation devices, and outfits?
Videos & Podcasts
Our museum has been featured on many regional television shows. Enjoy a few minutes of the weirdness from the comforts of home!
The following videos are closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.