Become a Member! Current Needs Contribute Now!

As a non-profit, we rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Collection Item


>> Learn More
Follow Us Facebook


The Henri deTonti Award
Honoring Outstanding Principled Community Leadership
2014 Recipient  
Ray LaHood
2013 Recipient
State Senator David Koehler
2012 Recipient
Caterpillar Inc.
The Peoria Historical Society presented
awards during its Annual May Meeting.
Congratulations to the following honorees:
Click on underscored heading
for more detailed information on past award recipients.



Volunteer of the Year Award
Christoph Traugott Coulter



2014 Historic Preservation Award
Peoria Public Library - Lincoln Branch



Centenarian Awards



ITOO Society


P.J. Hoerr, Inc.


Ideal Troy



50th Rennick Juried Art Show Winners

Best of Show   Constance Andrews "Bringing Him to Life" Oil
1st   Jack Ryan "Peoria Riverscape" India Ink 
2nd    Susan Carson "Storm Across the Land"  Oil
3rd    Joshua Cox "Cordage Building, Peora" Digital Photography
HM    P.K. Bhosale  "Picnic in the Park " Acylic & Oil
HM    Sue Marx "Snow Path" Digital Photography
HM   David Gregory    "Grand View Autumn "   Water Color 
HM   Myra Branch  "All in One " Mixed Media 
HM   Robert Drake "Moonrise 'Water' Street " Digital Photography
HM    Mary Hildebrand  "Honey Time" Oil
HM   Todd Snyder  "Under the Cedar Street Bridge"  Oil
HM   Emma Long "Was There" Digital Photography
HM   Margie Schwebel "High Street Giant Oak Tree" Photography
HM   Margie Schwebel "November 17, 2012 Tornado" Photography
Judge   Maryruth Ginn    




Guardian Award
Barbara Drake 


Fibber McGee & Molly Award

Trolley Tours

Historical Trolley Tours -- Explore Peoria's Past with one of our fascinating, historical tours.The 2015 summer schedule will be Thursday & Friday mornings departing from Harp & Thistle in Peoria Heights at 11 am. and Saturdays from Kelleher's on Water St in Peoria at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Tours will be offered from June through the end of October.

Website Design by Shane Updyke. Development and Hosting by Stellar Systems, Inc.