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Volunteer

Share your time and talent, learn more about the history of Peoria, and enjoy yourself in the process.  The Society offers many diverse and rewarding volunteer opportunities! As a non-profit The Peoria Historical Society's success and future depends on our volunteers. Each year we recognize a key volunteer for their service to our Society.
 

Volunteer Opportunity

Responsibilities

Special Events Assistants Help with activities such as Christmas House Tour, Exhibits, Events, Fundraising, etc.
Marketing  Help with marketing PHS events and exhibits via social media, website, press releases, etc.
Cataloguing Assistants Help with miscellaneous office jobs and mailings
Office Volunteer Help digitize and document objects for the Society's collection
Trolly Tour Guides Narrate two hour trolly tours from June - October
Student Interns Miscelleneous cataloguing and scanning of collection
Historic House Tour Guides
Narrate tours of Flanagan House Museum and/or Pettengill-Morron House Museum

Call the PHS office (309-674-1921) or contact us if you'd like to volunteer for one of the opportunities listed.
 
Volunteers Who Make a Difference  

Both the Flanagan and Pettengill-Morron House Museums received needed repairs this spring.

Tom Krupa facilitated revamping and the enlargement of the tool room at Flanagan House to allow for the display of more antique tools. Linda Herron has been cleaning out closets and storage room. Kastriot Maloku finished the reconstruction of the brick foundation at the corner of the Flanagan House back porch. Last fall, several grocery sacks of bulbs from the public tulip beds were do-nated and planted in front of Flanagan House. We are looking forward to seeing them bloom in vibrant color this spring.

At Pettenbill-Morron House, John Haverhals and Mary Hamm gave the kitchen a new coat of paint using the supplies donated by Home Depot, and a group of dedicated students from ICC’s PCCEO class worked tirelessly to remove and replace the deteriorating shingles on the garage canopy and carport. The repairs were made possible through an opportunity grant awarded to PHS from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. We are grateful to the many donors and volunteers who provided gifts of their time and talents to maintain our historic homes for future generations. 

 
   
        
PM Volunteers: Georgianna Haynes and Therese Cluskey Country Garden Club of Bartonville at Flanagan  
   
Mary Hamm Jorgia Stephen Opal Pherrie Kathy Dallinger Liz Dusenberry    

Quarterly Lecture Series

The Society holds a Quarterly Lecture Series. Members, non-members and guests are welcome. Click title to learn more for speakers and topics.

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