DeMoulin Museum Hosting Reunion

The DeMoulin Museum in Greenville, Illinois is hosting a DeMoulin family reunion on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. A number of activities are planned. The reunion is open to all descendants and relatives of Elisha and Marie DeMoulin, whose children were Sephora, Evangeline, Clara, Erastus, Ulysses and Ed. The three sons were the founders of the DeMoulin Bros. & Co. factory, which today is the nation’s leading maker of marching band uniforms.

On Saturday, July 1 family members will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a tour and program at the DeMoulin Museum, 110 W. Main in Greenville. The group will have lunch together then visit Montrose and Mt. Auburn cemeteries to view family burial sites. There will also be a driving tour of DeMoulin homes and former locations of the DeMoulin Bros. factory.

Activities on Sunday, July 2 begin with breakfast followed by a tour of the Jamestown Cemetery and Sebastapol, where the DeMoulin brothers lived prior to moving to Greenville. The reunion will conclude with a tour of the potential future home of the DeMoulin Museum.

John Goldsmith, DeMoulin Museum curator, said the reunion is being held in celebration of the DeMoulin factory’s 125th anniversary. The event also falls on the same weekend as Bond County’s Bicentennial party. “Since we opened seven years ago, the museum has been visited by many DeMoulin descendants,” Goldsmith explained. “This is our chance to bring together those who’ve never met.”

For more information on the DeMoulin family reunion, contact the DeMoulin Museum at (618) 664-4115 or email goatmuseum@gmail.com. Those planning on attending are asked to contact the museum to RSVP. You are also encouraged to bring family photos and stories to share.

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