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John C. Flanagan House Museum Tour


by chance
or by appointment

Contact the Society's office at 309-674-1921

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Old Peoria and the Judge Tour



The John C. Flanagan House Museum was built in 1837 on Peoria's east bluff by John C. Flanagan and is the oldest standing house in Peoria. This American Federal style house offers a spectacular view of the Illinois River Valley.  Collections of antique glass, china, furniture, toys, quilts, tools, and vintage clothing are displayed.  The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the Peoria Historical Society.  It is also the headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Peoria Chapter.

Location: John C. Flanagan 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.

Phillip Smith Civil War Diary, Day by Day Account

“Phil” Smith Pens Diary in Which Is Written Day By Day Happenings at Long War of the Rebellion

Upcoming Events

Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour

9/4/2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

River City Tour

9/5/2014 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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