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Pettengill-Morron House Museum

The Pettengill-Morron House Museum was built by Moses Pettengill in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style, the house has 11 rooms.  The museum contains a unique collection of objects from several Peoria families.  In 1900 a colonial revival porch and porte-cochere were added, giving the home a grand Victorian appearance. Jean Morron acquired the property from the John Boyd Stone family in 1953 and owned the house until her death in 1966.  After her death the house and its contents were given to the Peoria Historical Society. 

$10.00 Adult and $3.00 Children ages 5-12, tour both historic homes for $15.00

Arrange special tours by contacting the PHS office (309-674-1921).

Gift Boutique

Miss Morrons CookBook

*  PHS logoed merchandise
*  Peoria/Illinois historical books
*  Stationery and cards
*  Gifts for special occasions
*  Other items too numerous to list    

Miss Jean Morron hosted many formal dinner parties in her lavish dining room at 1212 W. Moss Avenue with much of the food prepared by her cook. The cookbook contains a collection of recipes from the pantry of the Pettengill-Morron House. Quaint, charming or old fashioned, enjoyVintage Recipes from the Pantry of Miss Jean Morron. $12 plus S&H - Purchase from the STORE  

Request a special tour of the Pettengill-Morron House Museum!

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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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