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deTonti Celebration 2016

deTonti Celebration 2016

deTonti Celebration Awarding Outstanding Community Leadership will honor
David Leitch, Illinois State Representative, for 2016

Peoria History Tours 2016

Peoria History Tours 2016

Peoria History Tours narrated by certified guides from the Peoria Historical Society. All tours depart from the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Tours will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June through the end of October.

Pettengill-Morron Upscale Porch Sale

Pettengill-Morron Upscale Porch Sale

Join us at 1212 West Moss for a Moss Avenue Presale on June 4th, 9 am - 12 pm and Sunday, June 5th 1 pm - 4 pm. This will be a presale of some of our finer items prior to the Moss Avenue Sale on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Phillip Smith Civil War Diary, Day by Day Account

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

Grants

The Society's programs and projects are made possible by the following:

Community Foundation Grant

Community Foundation Grant

Community Foundation Grant Presented to Board of Trustees at November board meeting at Pettengill-Morron House

Peoria Historical Society Awarded ISHRAB Grant

Thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB), the Peoria Historical Society will be able to develop a database and index that will give the public access to the earliest historical records of Peoria and the Central Illinois River Valley.

Student Internships Available

Students interested in an internship with PHS, learning cataloging skills, doing research on arti-facts and collection items or developing marketing or exhibit materials should contact Bob Killion at 674-1921 or rkillion@peoriahistoricalsociety.org

eBay - Giving Works

eBay - Giving Works

Do you shop or sell on eBay? You can make a difference by shopping, selling and donating to the Peoria Historical Society at the same time! It's easy, convenient and tax deductible.

Society Awarded CAP Funds

Peoria Historical Society Awarded CAP Funds

YouTube Video Overview of
Peoria Historical Society

Video featuring staff, trustees, volunteers, and the community enjoying the rich legacy of the Peoria Area and the Illinois River Valley.

Historypin Channel

Historypin Channel

Take a look at the Peoria Historical Society's collection of postcards and pictures of historical buildings in the Peoria area. You can view and share photos using an interactive map. Click on Learn More below and then on the HistoryPin Channel link.

Dulcimer Player

Dulcimer Player

Volunteer, Lynn Furness, plays the Dulcimer at John C. Flanagan House Museum

YouTube Channel of Peoria Historical Society

Check out our YouTube videos -- music and educational presentations, with more being added continually.

German Rhythms on the River

Enjoy an evening of German music by Vogel Musik while cruising the Illinois River on the Spirit of Peoria on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Tickets are $35 and includes dinner, cruise and music. Boarding begins at 5 pm, with a 6:30 pm departure.

Upcoming Events

River City History Tour

6/2/2016 11:00 AM

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