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House Museums

The Peoria Historical Society invites visitors to discover the lifestyles of yesteryear with a tour of these two historic homes.


John C. Flanagan House Museum

 History of the John C. Flanagan House Museum

942 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603 

Map to Flanagan House  

The John C. Flanagan House Museum was built in 1837 on Peoria's east bluff by Judge John C. Flanagan and is the oldest standing house in Peoria. This American Federalist style house offers a spectacular view of the Illinois River Valley. Collections of antique glass, china, furniture, toys, quilts and vintage clothing are displayed. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the Peoria Historical Society. It is also the headquarters of the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution, Peoria Chapter 

Pictures of Flanagan House through the Years

Tours
 Flanagan House Museum tours are lead by Society volunteers
during special events, by prescheduled appointments or by chance 

$10.00 Adult & $3.00 Children ages 4-12

Tour both homes for $15.00

Call the Society office Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
at 309-674-1921 to schedule a tour
or
if you've discovered us on the weekend 
call 309-472-0498  

Opening Saturday, April 11th and Sunday April 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. then the first Sunday of the month at the same times beginning May, 2015.


 


Pettengill-Morron House Museum

 

History of Pettengill-Morron House Museum


1212 W. Moss Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61606

Map to Pettengill-Morron House Museum 

 Built in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style, the house has 11 rooms and contains a unique collection of objects from several Peoria families. In 1900 a colonial revival porch and porte-cochere were added, giving the home a grand Victorian appearance. Jean Morron acquired the property in 1953 and owned the house until her death in 1966.

 Tours

Pettengill-Morron House Museum tours are lead by Society volunteers
during special events, by prescheduled appointments or by chance. 

 $10.00 Adult & $3.00 Children ages 4-12

Tour both homes for $15.00

Call the Society office Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
at 309-674-1921 to schedule a tour

Open Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first Sunday of each month at the same times beginning May of 2015. 

Join us as in "Celebrating Life in Peoria at the End of the Civil War"

 

 


 

 

 

Membership Swap Weekend April 11 & 12, 2015

The Peoria Historical Society in partnership with the Peoria Zoo, Peoria Riverfront Museum and Wildlife Prairie Park will be open for a membership swap weekend on April 11 and 12. PHS members showing their current membership cards will qualify for complimentary admission to any of the participating organizations. Take part in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a gift basket with items from all four groups!

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