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PHS and PRMS have merged

The Peoria Regional Museum Society and the Peoria Historical Society have merged.

Since its founding in 1952, The Peoria Regional Museum Society had a splendid, unique and colorful history. Effective December 31, 2013, PRMS dissolved and signed an agreement with PHS that transferred both their twenty-three artifacts as well as their financial assets to the Peoria Historical Society. 

The Peoria Historical Society is enthusiastic about the opportunity to carry on the preservation of this fantastic collection!  Through an agreement between PHS and Wheels O’Time Museum, these twenty-three artifacts will remain on display at the museum.  PHS will also continue the Duryea Engineering Scholarship Fund in conjunction with Illinois Central College.

I hope that you will continue your support of the preservation of these artifacts by joining, contributing to, and volunteering for the Peoria Historical Society. Please consider supporting the Peoria Historical Society as we continue in our mission to preserve and celebrate Peoria’s story! 

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Signing of the Agreement between PRMS and PHS. From Left to Right: PHS President Mark L. Johnson, PHS Executive Director Walter C. Ruppman, and PRMS President John M. Parks

50th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show Winners

View some of the winners of the art show online or visit the show through the end of May at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch downtown in the LL1 Gallery. Purpose of the show is to highlight and award Central Illinois artists whose works depict and preserve area history.

Upcoming Events

Naughty to Nice

7/26/2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Roll Out the Barrel Tour

7/26/2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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