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  • Thank You Murphy-Wall! July 22, 2019 Thank you to Murphy-Wall State Bank for their contribution toward building a replica 1940-1950’s Farm House!¬† Come visit this new exhibit at the Illinois Rural Heritage Museum.
  • Phase 3: Union Pacific Foundation Donation July 22, 2019 A huge thank you for your patience and understanding while touring the museum in the past year.  We have had a lot of changes!  One major change is the renovation of the last area of the museum that houses most of the tractors, and now, the drag line simulator (more on that later).  Through a ...
  • Rep. Mike Bost Visit August 24, 2018 Rep Mike Bost visited the museum to provide an update on the Farm bill and Tariffs. A large group of farmers, FFA students from Pinckneyville and their advisor, Mr. McAllister, plus loca business people were present for a questions and answer period with the Congressman. Rep. Bost was sepecially supportive of the FFA ...
  • Josh Maschhoff, New Chairman of the Board February 6, 2018 The Illinois Rural Heritage Museum would like to introduce our new Chairman of the Board, Josh Maschhoff. Josh is Associate Director of The Maschhoffs located at Carlyle, IL. He is a part of the sixth generation working at The Maschhoff’s, which has recently been ranked as number nine in pork production worldwide. The Maschhoff Family owns ...
  • 6th Annual Tractor Drive & Banquet March 31, 2014 The Peterson Farm Bros, Assaria, KS will be our guests at the 6th annual tractor drive and banquet June 7, 2014. ¬†Click here for info!
  • 1st Annual Christmas Open House November 20, 2013 1st Annual Christmas Open House!
  • 5th Annual Tractor Drive & Banquet April 4, 2013 Our 5th annual tractor drive and banquet is scheduled for June 1st, 2013. We will be hosting the event at White Walnut Farms which is 4 miles northeast of Pinckneyville. Our speaker and tractor drive guest is farm raised and certified funny, Jerry Carroll from North Carolina. Please go to his website http://www.agriculturespeaker.com/ to view ...

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