Street Address
151 Washington St
Marseilles, IL 61341
Mailing Address
309 W Bluff St
Marseilles, IL 61341
phone: 815-795-4600
e-mail: info@ssmmi.org
web: www.ssmmi.org
Hours
Hours vary. Check www.ssmmi.org.
Admissions
Free
Staff
Seattle Sutton, Founder
phone: 815-795-4600

Description

The Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum helps us remember our rich history. That history starts in the 1830's when settlers in built a cabin by the Illinois river. The arrival of the Illinois-Michigan Canal (1848), the railroad (1853), and the Nabisco factory (1902) are also milestones in our city's history.

Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum was founded in 2015 as a non-profit museum to serve Marseilles IL and the surrounding communities.

Mission

To provide an accessible museum to inform and educate youth and constituents about the history of the city of Marseilles and surrounding communities.

History

SSMMI is housed in the historic Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad depot built in 1917, and operated as a train station until 1974. The depot was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Artifacts Collections

Illinois river and Illinois-Michigan canal history, National Biscuit Company history, Marseilles history. See www.ssmmi.org

Educational Programs

Elementary school field trips.

    Facilities

    Housed in a historic train station built in 1917.

    Governance

    501(c) corporation board of directors.

    ADA

    This facility is ADA compliant.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    We're just getting started and have much work to do. Restoration of the depot building is complete. We are preparing exhibit displays, each focusing on one aspect of Marseilles history. Your ideas are welcome. We are a non-profit so our rate of progress will depend on available funding.