The Mueller Museum is CLOSED

The Hieronymus Mueller Museum will be CLOSED, effective immediately, until further notice.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and make any changes accordingly.

Current Exhibit

The Mueller Museum is Temporarily Closed

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An American Dream Story

Part of Decatur’s local industrial history since 1857!

Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

The Hieronymus Mueller Museum stands with the Decatur community during these trying times. We look forward to reopening in safer, happier days.

We Have a Story to Tell

Women in Mueller Co.’s History

From Mueller Co.’s beginnings, women have played important roles, both traditional and unusual.

Visiting Hours

Tours and other visiting times may be scheduled by appointment by calling 217-423-6161.

Admission

$2.00 – adults
$1.00 – under the age of 17

Other visiting times may be scheduled by appointment by calling 217-423-6161.
Special groups are welcome.

Hieronymus Mueller Museum

Decatur, Illinois

Just west of downtown Decatur, Illinois, the Hieronymus Mueller Museum is open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday and other times by appointment.

*Please note our hours are by appointment only at this time.

The Mueller Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history of Mueller Company and of the family and descendants of Hieronymus Mueller.

The Hieronymus Mueller Museum was founded in 1995 by the Hieronymus Mueller Family Foundation to house and curate the vast collection of Mueller Family and Mueller Co. physical artifacts, memorabilia and library materials.

Hieronymus Mueller
& Family

Hieronymus Mueller pictured with wife, Frederica, and all seven children – Henry, Philip, Fred, Robert, Adolph, Leda, and Oscar.

We Have a Story To Tell

Women in Mueller Co.’s History

From Mueller Co.’s beginnings, women have played important roles, both traditional and unusual. Hieronymus Mueller’s wife, Fredericka, was certainly the “woman behind the man” accompanying both Hieronymus and sons on business trips to trade shows as well as seeing to the needs of the Mueller employees and their families.

Did You Know?

The Mueller Company Gave Out Free Rocking Chairs?

In the 1920’s the Mueller Company started giving gifts to Mueller employees upon their marriage. Each new bride was given a rocking chair and belonged to the Rocking Chair Club.