Mueller Museum Launching Public Online Survey for Long-Term Exhibit Planning

The Hieronymus Mueller Museum invites all Central Illinois residents to participate in a public online survey to collect information for long-term planning and updating its permanent exhibit. The survey only takes about 4 minutes to complete. It collects your preferences for:

  • Guided tours and other museum services or amenities
  • How much time you like to spend in a museum
  • What, if anything, prevents you from visiting the Hieronymus Mueller Museum
  • What topics and hands-on interactives you might like to see in a new exhibit

You’ll also get to see images from the museum’s collection and rate them based on how interesting they are to you. The information will help museum staff and the Board of Directors plan for updating its 2,000 square foot permanent exhibit in the next few years.

The survey is open from now through Friday, October 13. Complete the Survey >

“The current exhibit has served the museum well over the past 20 years,” says Museum Director, Katherine Unruh, “but it’s time for a refresh. By completing the online survey, you’ll provide valuable input about what you would like to see at the Hieronymus Mueller Museum.”

“You do not need to be familiar with the Hieronymus Mueller Museum or Mueller Company in order to complete the survey,” says Unruh. “In fact, you’re encouraged to complete the survey even if you’ve never visited the museum before, or if it has been a long time since you visited.”

Pictured: The current exhibit at Hieronymus Mueller Museum.
The Hieronymus Mueller Museum is owned and operated by a private, non-profit organization: the Hieronymus Mueller Family Foundation. It tells the story of Hieronymus Mueller, his family, and the company he founded. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for children, and free for all Mueller Company employees and retirees.

The museum is located near downtown Decatur, at 420 W. Eldorado Street, Decatur, IL. To get to the museum from Decatur, go north on Route 51 and turn left onto Eldorado Street/U.S. 36. The museum will be on your right. Plenty of free parking is available.

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Your Invitation

The Hieronymous Mueller Museum is proud to display numerous exhibits and memorabilia from the Company’s history. We invite you to visit this incredible collection at your earliest convenience.

The museum’s address is 420 West Eldorado Street in Decatur, IL. We’re open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday (except holidays) from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. You can also schedule a visit by calling 217-423-6161. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for those under 17 years of age.

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