Irish Tales: The Lives & End Times of the Shelton Brothers
Meet the Shelton Brothers at Irish Tales: Lives and End Times of the Shelton Brothers. March 9 - First Sunday Open House at Flanagan House from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Fine Art of Hospitality
The Fine Art of Hospitality: First Sunday Open House at Pettengill-Morron House from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Peoria Hosts: Famous Guests in the River City
The Society celebrates its 80th anniversary with a six famous guests who visited the River City. Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy the historical soliloquies, period costumes, dancing and music from bygone eras.
50th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
The 50th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show is slated for May 2014
Betty Friedan to be Honored
The Illinois State Historical Society will honor Betty Friedan on April 26, 2014 during the ISHS annual meeting
Quarterly Lecture Series
The Society holds a Quarterly Lecture Series. Members, non-members and guests are welcome. Click title to learn more for speakers and topics.
Members Book Club is facilitated by The Society's President Mark Johnson and Vice President Deb Daugherty
The 2014 Annual Board of Trustees Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Quarterly Lecture Series. Wednesday, May 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. All members and guests are welcome!
The Society's programs and projects are made possible by the following:
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
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.
Community Foundation Grant
Community Foundation Grant Presented to Board of Trustees at November board meeting at Pettengill-Morron House
Celebrating 100 Years
Organizations celebrating 100-year anniversaries in 2013 and recognized by the Peoria Historical Society at their Annual Meeting in May
2014 Distillery Trolley Tour
Coming in 2014 a new Trolley Tour - Distillery Tour
49th Rennick Juried Art Show Winners
List of Winners: 49th Rennick Juried Art Show: The Society's annual juried art show is now available for viewing on the Exhibit Page at the top.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
2013 All-American City Award
Peoria wins the All-American City Award for the 4th time
Historical Trolley Tours -- Explore Peoria's Past with one of our fascinating, historical tours. 2014 summer schedule will be updated in late April.