Irish Rhythms on the River
The Society's Quarterly Membership Meeting in Augut will be an evening cruise on the Spirit of Peoria paddle-boat. Tickets are now on sale. Members, non-members and guests are welcome. Reserve your spot and purchase early as only 225 tickets will be sold.
50th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show Winners
View some of the winners of the art show online or visit the show through the end of May at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch downtown in the LL1 Gallery. Purpose of the show is to highlight and award Central Illinois artists whose works depict and preserve area history.
John C. Flanagan House Museum Summer Events
Summer fun overlooking the Illinois River Valley: lawn parties, fireworks, ice cream social....
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.
Wheels O' Time Museum
On May 1, 2014, Wheels O' Time Museum opens for the 31st season. The Peoria Historical Society has 24 collection items on display at the north Knoxville museum. Check out the WOT Museum website and and plan a visit today.
Pettengill-Morron House Summer Events
Summer Event List for Pettengill-Morron House
Members Book Club is facilitated by The Society's President Mark Johnson and Vice President Deb Daugherty
Historical Trolley Tours -- Explore Peoria's Past with one of our fascinating, historical tours. 2014 summer schedule is now updated!
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.
The Society's programs and projects are made possible by the following:
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!
2014 Distillery Trolley Tour
Coming in July 2014: A new Trolley Tour - Roll Out the Barrel - Distillery Tour
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
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
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.
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.
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.
de Tonti Award Celebration
The 2014 Annual Dinner and Fundraiser will be held on September 27, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Civic Center Ballroom. Make your reservations by calling 309-674-1921.
2013 All-American City Award
Peoria wins the All-American City Award for the 4th time