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Join us in celebrating the 180th anniversary of the town of Peoria's incorporation at the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom. There will be a "You Are There" program hosted by Tom McIntrye hosting "Peoria founders" portrayed by David Koehler, Ryan Spain, Doug Orear, Barbara & Dr. Joseph Couri. The entertainment and deserts and refreshments will begin at 3pm. The boutique with vendors offering their artwork, jewelry,books and other specialty gifts will open at 1pm. A cash bar will be available.
The Peoria Historical Society in collaboration with the Peoria Public Library is presenting the 51st annual Rennick Juried Art Show in the downtown libraries' lower level gallery. The show is open to the public during library hours from May 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015. An artist's reception will be held on May 16, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Our annual meeting will be Thursday May 7th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, and the grand mansions - The River City Tour has it all. Tour departs from Harp & Thistle in Peoria Heights.
While winding along Grandview Drive, view the elegant homes of the past and present. See the Illinois River from the best vantage point in Peoria. The next segment goes through the oldest chartered cemetery in Illinois, Springdale Cemetery.
Follow Lincoln in Peoria. Hear the stories of our Civil War veterans and view the GAR Hall.
Tour departs from Kelleher's.
House Tours at the Pettingill-Morron House and Flanagan House Museums start today and will follow through October on the first Sunday of every month.
From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged, bottled and shipped made Peoria the whiskey capital. The distilleries, several large breweries, and extensive stockyards here also created the second largest grain market in the country.
Follow Lincoln in Peoria. Hear the stories of our Civil War veterans and view the GAR Hall.Tour departs from Kelleher's.
“Phil” Smith Pens Diary in Which Is Written Day By Day Happenings at Long War of the Rebellion
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