About the Mendota Museum & Historical Society

The Mendota Museum & Historical Society was formed as a nonprofit corporation by Mr. Horace Hume in May of 1993.

Mr. Hume, seeing the need for a larger library donated funds for the Graves Public Library, freeing up the 1904 Carnegie library building. He also contributed additional funds to restore this beautiful building and fulfill his vision to use the structure to create a museum dedicated to the history of the Mendota area. The museum opened in August 1997.

The mission of MMHS is to educate - to preserve and to interpret the history of the Mendota area. The Hume-Carnegie Museum exhibits the area's people, industry, and commerce. The Union Depot Railroad Museums showcases the area's railroad history. The Breaking the Prairie Museum and Chapel commemorate the area's agricultural heritage.

The MMHS is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Financial contributions from Mr. Hume, the City of Mendota, many individuals and organizations have come together with artifacts, memories, and volunteers to create this wonderful museum complex.

Donations to the museum are gratefully accepted to continue our upkeep, preservation, and displays.

Horace Hume Collage

Mendota Museum & Historical Society Board of Directors

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Bryon Walters
President

Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson
Vice President

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Bryon Walters
Acting Treasurer

Office Staff

Alex Revzan

Alex Revzan
Executive Director

Mary Schallhorn

Mary Schallhorn
Administrative Assistant

Len Schwemlein

Len Schwemlein
Station Manager

Board Members

David Boelk

Mike Cerveny

Peter Conkey

Tom Henson

Jay Miller

Alan Russell

Samantha Setchell

Chris Stamberger

Michelle Wade

Wayne Whitmore