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Quarterly Lecture Series

The PHS Lecture Series
is open to: 

PHS general membership, guests and those interested in Peoria History

 


Wednesday,
January 29, 2014
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Auditorium

 Speaker: Ken Zurski

 

This lecture will focus on Mr. Zurski's recent book "The Wreck of the Columbia."  Mr. Zurski will discuss the details of the wreck of the Riverboat Columbia as well as the rescue efforts and resulting indictments and trials following the disaster.

 

Wednesday,
May 07, 2014
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Auditorium

Speaker: Vicki Howell

Annual Meeting
 and
Quarterly Lecture
will be one and the same.
Click above for details.

Mrs. Howell is the great-great-granddaughter of Josiah Fulton, one of the first seven Americans to settle at the site of the burned Fort Clark along the banks of the Illinois River in 1819.  This marked the beginning of the establishment of the American settlement which would grow into today's city of Peoria.  Mrs. Howell will share her information on the Fulton family, including family memorabilia and documentation. 

Josiah Fulton

 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

100 NE Water St, Peoria, IL 

 

PHS Summer Social
River Cruise on
The Spirit of Peoria

 

 The Spirit of Peoria

Wednesday,
November 5, 2014
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Auditorium

Speaker: Mark Walczynski
Mark Walczynski is the historian for the Starved Rock Foundation. Mark currently teaches history, philosophy, and criminal justice at Illinois Valley Community College. He is published in the early history of Illinois, specializing in the Franco/Native American history across Illinois. Copies of his recent book  "Starved Rock The First 100 Years",  will be for sale.

Thursday,

November 5, 2015

Peoria Riverfront Museum Auditorium

Speaker:
Randy Saxon

"Abraham Lincoln and the Declaration of Indepndence"

 

 

 

Splendor of Christmas Past 2016

Enjoy the wonder of the holidays with the Peoria Historical Society for our 2016 Splendor of Christmas Past with our two historic homes and three private homes open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at any home on the days of the tour or in advance after November 1 at: Gregg Florist - 1015 E War Memorial Relics - 1219 W Glen Urban Artifacts - 925 N Sheridan Exhibit A Gallery - 4607 N Prospect PHS Office - 611 SW Washington

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