Taste of History

Saturday, October 1, 2022
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Save the Date!

Tickets on sale September 1st!

Cost:
$40 per person (through Sept 24)
$45 per person (after Sept 24)

Tickets are limited!

Tickets can be purchased at the Hieronymus Mueller Museum (420 West Eldorado Street).

For online ticket orders, email hmuellermuseum@gmail.com.

For more information, call 217-423-6161

The Taste of History event returns this year Saturday, October 1 from 5pm to 9pm. During this event, you’ll explore five of Decatur’s history sites while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuves and drinks at each location. Each venue represents a business industry pioneer and a piece of Decatur history:

  • Culver House – John Culver: owned a monument business and created an electric company that became Ameren Illinois.
  • Governor Oglesby Mansion – Richard Oglesby: US Senator, veteran, and the only three-time Illinois governor.
  • Hieronymus Mueller Museum – Hieronymus Muller: invented the water tapping machine and many water and gas products that are still manufactured.
  • James Millikin Homestead – James Millikin: a banker, who founded Millikin University.
  • Staley Museum – A.E. Staley: operated the largest corn starch manufacturing plant, which became Tate & Lyle, now operated by Primient.

This event is for adults age 21 and up. You may purchase tickets for an early discounted rate of $40/person beginning in September at the Hieronymus Mueller Museum. Tickets may be purchased in-person during the Mueller Museum’s regular open hours (Tuesday-Saturday from 1-4pm), or via email to HMuellerMuseum@gmail.com. Space is limited. Tickets will be $45/person after Saturday, September 24.

The Hieronymus Mueller 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.

Taste of History is a joint effort between the Culver House, Governor Oglesby Mansion, Hieronymus Mueller Museum, James Millikin Homestead, and Staley Museum. Each venue represents a piece of Decatur’s history dating back to the 1800s. Each venue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Funds raised through this event help keep Decatur’s history alive. Like and follow the newly-launched Taste of History Facebook page for complete details about the event.

Taste of History—October 1, 2022

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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