In the News2020-12-13T15:08:17-06:00

Staley Museum In The News

Staley Museum OPEN to visitors by appointment

We are excited to announce, we are now open to visitors by appointment only!

We are following social distancing guidelines. Visiting groups may not exceed 10 people, and all visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times.

To schedule your appointment, call us at 217-422-1212 or email us at info@staleymuseum.com today!

Below are our safety guidelines, we will continue to enforce.

Social Distance Guidelines

The following safeguards will be in place to protect all visitors and staff:

  1. If you’re exhibiting any of the following symptoms please stay at home:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  2. Masks must be worn on museum premises at all times and covering both the nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, one can be provided for you.
  3. Public restrooms will be closed to the public.
  4. Please maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  5. You may be asked to wait outside if the museum has reached its maximum capacity of 10 visitors at a time.

Visitors that refuse to abide by these guidelines will be asked to leave the museum.

Inside the museum, we ask visitors to refrain from touching exhibits and furniture and make use of the hand sanitizer provided in multiple locations.

Business Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Last Sunday of the Month (March-November Only) 1:00PM to 4:00PM

For questions or concerns please contact: info@staleymuseum.com or call us at 217-422-1212.

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Thursday February 25th

Happy Birthday Mr. Staley!
Born on February 25, 1867, this is Mr. Staley’s 154 birthday!
(2/25/1867 - 12/26/1940)

Photos taken in Miami, FL at the Staley family’s estate in 1939. Photographer unknown.
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Happy Birthday Mr. Staley! 
Born on February 25, 1867, this is Mr. Staley’s 154 birthday!
(2/25/1867 - 12/26/1940)

Photos taken in Miami, FL at the Staley family’s estate in 1939. Photographer unknown.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Happy Heavenly Birthday! ❤️☮️🎉

He looks like he was a good guy.

Yep get to get to the MUSEUM !!!!

Friday February 19th

Signatures in a Decatur Country Club visitor register, dating back to October 5, 1900.

Note Ruth Staley’s signature in the first image. Ruth’s signature was the first Staley family member to sign in this register, visiting the club on August 2nd, 1921.
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Is the 5th signature US President Warren G Harding?

I bet I have a lot of relatives listed in there.

Thursday February 4th

Beautiful! Great photograph by Suzi Brown in the Decatur Magazine!

Photograph of the bronze bust of A.E. Staley Sr. inside the office building, featuring the ornate ceiling.
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Beautiful! Great photograph by Suzi Brown in the Decatur Magazine! 

Photograph of the bronze bust of A.E. Staley Sr. inside the office building, featuring the ornate ceiling.

Comment on Facebook

Love your perspective, Suzi Brown. Keep looking up!

Thank you so much!😊

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