The Museum

Since opening on March 20, 2010, we’ve welcomed over 11,000 visitors. We’ve given over 500 goat rides to youngsters.
[stats as of June 2022]

teenage girl's long hair swings as she's pushed on a rolling and bucking goat machine, 2018

“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!

green ribbon and gray circle website badge recognizing Illinois Association of Museum's 2023 Award of Merit for Community Partnership


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

Surprise Chair surprises a Mulberry Grove Junior High student in May 2015

Rated “Major Fun” on Roadside America’s Sight Of The Week for Sept. 14-20, 2015

Roadside America features DeMoulin Museum in September 2015 Saturday 2019 tour by a fine group of folks from across Illinois


What hijinx do we get up to around here with our goats, initiation devices, and outfits?

Branding Iron electrofies a Cub Scout Pack Tour March 2018 Visitors discover stories told by Atlanta Olympic Band members Tour by Fords Unlimited Club of St. Louis, April 2018
Goat Rides! Sorento Elemetary Tour Group 2018 Sorento School 8th graders tour the museum. 11/2/18 US Congressman John Shimkus learns about Band Uniforms, July 2018

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.

Wireside Chat (Southwestern Electric Coop Podcast) - Discovering DeMoulin

Small Town Big Deal

Embrace Your Quirky Side - Discover Downstate Illinois

Modern Goat Rider Episode 25 - Goats of Greenville

Heartland Highways #1205 - WEIU-TV Charleston

Illinois Adventure #1806 - WTVP/PBS Peoria

Illinois Stories - WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield

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 Forms available for Download in PDF and at the Museum.

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