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Peoria Historical Society

Peoria Historical Society
611 SW Washington Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602

Phone: 309-674-1921
Fax: 309-674-1882

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Walter C. Ruppman Executive Director
Walter C. Ruppman
Contact Walter for general information about PHS.
Robert Killion Curator of Collection and Technology
Robert Killion
Bob has an MS in history and an MA in Museum studies. Contact Bob with questions about the PHS collection or about donating items to the Peoria Historical Society.
Judy Earleson Office Manager
Contact the Office Manager for information regarding PHS events, trolley tours, house tours, membership, and donations. Click on News tab for Events and description of job position.

E-mail your research questions to the Peoria Historical Society and to Bradley University's Special Collections Center where the Society's research library is housed. 



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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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