As a non-profit, we rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations.
Of The Peoria Historical Society
The Society is a not-for-profit that relies on the generosity of members, businesses, and individuals who not only support the Society financially but also donate their time, goods and services. The Society is not supported by state or federal taxes. Occasionally, we receive Grants for specific needs, but those have either shrunk in amount or disappeared due to the economy. Your financial support, and/or time and services for a specific need is necessary and always appreciated. Contact the Society's office at 309-674-1921 if you would like to help.
Medium format digital camera Book scanner Archival storage materials: Boxes for objects Sleeves of various sizes for pictures and documents Sponsorships for conservation of: Cleaning and repair of paintings Cleaning and repair of large stain glass window from Lud Hotel
Data entry help for the Society's Collection. Currently records from 1969 - 2008 (year PastPerfect Museum Software installed) are being entered. Once information is captured, it is updated and then searchable from the Society's website. A few hours a week makes a big difference. Contact Bob Killion, Curator, at 309-674-1921. Or send an email to Curator.
House Museum Needs
General volunteers are ALWAYS welcome!Some new window shadesSeveral folding tables (6 and/or 8 ft) to be used during eventsTwo file cabinets for storage of records
Archival quality stoarge boxes
Gravel for driveway
Fresh floral arrangements for the entry during tour season
Flanagan House Museum:
Central Air Conditioning to preserve the collection (Urgent need)New window shadesRepair of wallpaperKitchen back porch repair and paint
Exterior window trim repaintLiving room walls repair and paintElectrical service which functions properlyPaint all downstairs trim, doors, windowsRepair and paint parlorRepair and paint master bedroomCracked windows need replacingNew curtains for parlor (House Manager will do the labor if fabric is donated)
1. New Security Systems is installed and working at both homes!
2. Flanagan House Museum
3. Pettengill-Morron House Museum
Front porch and carport roof was replacedKitchen porch repaired and paintedTrees close to the house were removed, and dying trees, including a large tree near the entrance, were removedKitchen woodwork and windows repaired and painted. Walls repainted, and new curtains hungBathrooms repaintedLiving room windows repaired and repaintedGarage, basement and attic received major cleaningVines were removed from the outside and roof of the garageNew roof on garage overhangElectrical service wire reattached to the houseSoffit damage repairedGift shop windows and walls repaired and paintedBathroom near gift shop is back in service and no longer a storage roomTrusted Gutter installed new gutters on the front porch and carport Hitching post stones near the entrance were moved just inside the front yard New gutters for the kitchen and pantryRepair of the upper guttersCracked windows need replacingUpdate kitchen: Paint and materials were provided by Home Depot and labor by volunteers. Thank you! Front porch deck was repaired and painted
Another Way To HelpGive a Tax Deductable Contribution
The Pettengill-Morron House Museum was built by Moses Pettengill in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style, the house has 11 rooms.
Peoria Historical Society
611 SW Washington Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602
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