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Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

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River City Tour

Friday, September 05, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, September 06, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, September 06, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

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The Fine Art of Hospitality

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Maids and cooks, butlers and chauffeurs, fine china and silver tea service, live music in the parlor and dinner in the formal dining room: Experience entertaining in a Victorian era home and The Fine Art of Hospitality by Miss Jean Morron and her staff. First Sunday Open House: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Organization: Pettengill-Morron House Museum

A Well-weathered Life: Images of Rural and Small Town Life

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Opening of exhibit of the black and white photographs of rural and small town life by award winning photographers Julius and Violet Rudnay. Their daughter, Julie, made her way to Peoria where she inherited and preserved the collection. This showing will emphasize introspective, whimsical, and landscape views of rural and small town Americana during the late 30s, 40s and early 50s.

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Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

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River City Tour

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

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Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

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River City Tour

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:30 AM to Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

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Grand Victorian Tea Party

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Have you wondered what it would be like to enjoy tea with an Earl and Countess? Please join us and experience a Downton Abbey afternoon with tea and delicacies on fine china. You will also be able to tour the lavish Pettengill-Moron home. Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Pettengill-Morron Historical Home 1212 W. Moss Avenue in Peoria, Illinois Tickets: $25 Peoria Historical Society @ 309-674-19

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Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

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River City Tour

Friday, September 26, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

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de Tonti Award Celebration

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Peoria Historical Society in conjunction with the Institute for Principled Leadership at Bradley University, is pleased to honor former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, with the Henri de Tonti award for community leadership on September 27, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom.

Organization: Please join us as we honor Ray LaHood. Reservations for individual tickets ($150 per person) or tables of ten ($1,500) may by made by calling the Society office at 674-1921.

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour

Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Follow President Lincoln in Peoria, learn about Camp Peoria and Camp Lyon, and hear stories of our civil war veterans with the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Tour.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

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River City Tour

Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

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Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

Friday, October 03, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

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Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, October 04, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, October 04, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

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A Well-Weathered Life: Historic Images of Rural & Small Town Life

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Exhibit features the black & white photographs of rural & small town life by award winning photographers Julius & Violet Rudnay. The showing will emphasize introspective, whimsical and landscape views of America during the late 30s, 40s and early 50s. Tours of the home will be available during the showing from 1 - 4 p.m.

The Fine Art of Hospitality

Sunday, October 05, 2014 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Experience the elegance of life on Moss Avenue, the dramatic architecture, and the unique collection items during your tour with beautiful fall accents. This is the last open house for the Pettengill-Morron Museum in 2014. Look for special pricing on the Butler's Boutique merchandise as we prepare for the Holiday Splendor Tour the first weekend in December.

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River City Tour

Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

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Grandview Drive and Sprindale Cemetery Tour

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

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Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

River City Tour

Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world, the grand mansions and Grandview Drive - the River City Tour has it all.

Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

Friday, October 03, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Peoria's premier scenic drive - dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Drive by President Theodore Roosevelt and the oldest chartered cemetary in the state of Illinois while you take a ride on the Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, October 04, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

Haunted Peoria Tour

Saturday, October 04, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows.

A Well-Weathered Life: Historic Images of Rural & Small Town Life

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Exhibit features the black & white photographs of rural & small town life by award winning photographers Julius & Violet Rudnay. The showing will emphasize introspective, whimsical and landscape views of America during the late 30s, 40s and early 50s. Tours of the home will be available during the showing from 1 - 4 p.m.

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