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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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Naughty to Nice Tour

Follow Peoria's history from the naughty (the 1920's, the gambling and gangsters) to the nice (Peoria's four All-American City Awards) with the Naughty to Nice Tour.

Upcoming Events

Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

9/18/2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

9/20/2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Haunted Peoria Tour

9/20/2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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