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April 1st through October 31st, Wed., Sat., Sun., 1pm - 5pm

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November 1st through March 31st, Saturday, 12pm - 4pm


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"Fall 2014 Newsletter"



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Essley-Noble Museum & Mercer County Historical Society
1406 SE 2nd Ave. Aledo, IL. 61231
Veda Meriwether, Museum Curator
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The Essley-Noble Museum
   was open to the public in 1959 and is named for the parents of E. L. Essley, who donated the money to build the museum. It is managed by the Mercer County Historical Society formed in 1955. At the museum is a one-room schoolhouse moved to the site in 1965 and a separate building housing farm machinery, wagons and tools. Within the original museum are thousands of artifacts and displays designed to help present generations understand and appreciate their own history.
   In addition to operating the museum, the Mercer County Historical Society demonstrates old crafts for school tours in May, participates in Rhubarb Fest in June, has a booth at the county fair in July, demonstrates tools for Antique Days and maintains a window display in downtown Aledo.

Mercer County Board of Directors
  • President: Bill A. Bertrand
  • Vice-President: Dave Duncan
  • Treasurer: John Huffstutler
  • Secretary/Newsletter Editor :

Mary Jane Sticklen

 Shirley Ball, Stephanie Braucht, Ronn Dillavou, Dave Frieden, Beverly Gray, Twyla Holmes, Doug McCaw, Richard McMeekan, Linda Morrow, Courtney Wright, Jean Wistedt


CORPORATE SPONSORS

Thank you to our corporate members, who give us needed financial and community support!

Aledo Lodge 252, Bank of Orion, Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Blick & Blick Oil, Inc, Country Financial, Edward Jones, Etheridge Tree Service, Farmers State Bank of Western IL, Fippinger Funeral Home, First Farm Credit Services, Ford & Maynard Agency, Riverside Community Bank, Joy State Bank, Mercer County Family Eye Care, Mercer County Farm Bureau, Midwest Bank of Western IL, Speers Funeral Home, WRMJ, 1st Community Bank, Bewely Funeral Home


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