Educational Resources

Dear Parents, Teachers, and Friends,
We hope you enjoy these educational materials. They are not meant to replace a visit to our museum, but to allow everyone access to some of Decatur’s most important stories. Here you’ll find Mr. A. E. Staley’s personal history; where he was born, how he started his company and came to Decatur, and everything in between. We encourage you to come visit the museum to gain the full scope of Staley history as well, as it is continuously growing and evolving as we research year after year.

These materials will always be free of charge, and we encourage you to tailor them to your own needs. For further research, consider taking a look through our Staley Journal archives on our website. The journals are an excellent resource to taking a look at Staley and Decatur history through the ages. And as always, we are available if you have further questions.

Contact us by telephone at 217-422-1212 or by email at info@staleymuseum.com.

Thank you for your continued support and patronage,
The Staley Museum

Unit 1: The First Era