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Events Calendar


Dec 14

- Casa Jones Duo
- Christmas Wonderland
- Rivermen
- The Nutcracker
- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights
- An American Family Christmas
- Celebrate Recovery
- Christmas One Acts
- Dueling Pianos
- Emma Willmann
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Holiday Shop and Stroll
- Live at the Five Spot
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store

Dec 15

- Bradley Basketball
- Holiday Shop and Stroll
- Laser Light Night
- Prince & Princess Day
- The Nutcracker
- An American Family Christmas
- Christmas One Acts
- Dueling Pianos
- Emma Willmann
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store

Dec 16

- A Jazz Christmas
- Adopt-a-Senior
- Christmas at the Cathedral
- Lojo Russo
- The Nutcracker
- An American Family Christmas
- Christmas One Acts
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 17

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 18

- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 19

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 20

- Wizards of Winter
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 21

- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Holiday Shop and Stroll
- Live at the Five Spot
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 22

- Bradley Basketball
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 23

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Stocking Stuffer Store
- This Moment in Time

Dec 24

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Dec 25

- Merry Christmas!
- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Dec 26

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Dec 27

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Dec 28

- Comedy Jam
- Celebrate Recovery
- Disney On Ice
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Five Spot
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Dec 29

- Disney On Ice
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Dec 30

- Disney On Ice
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Dec 31

- Dueling Pianos New Year's Eve Bash
- Get Lit Fun Run
- New Year's Eve Countdown
- Ring-a-Ding-Ding New Year
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show and Sale

Jan 1

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Jan 3

- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

Jan 4

- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Jan 8

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Jan 11

- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot

Jan 13

- Old Time Folk and Country Jam


 
Peoria Historic Attractions

Peoria Historic Attractions

 

Grandview Drive is a two and a half mile scenic road with adjacent park areas through Peoria and Peoria Heights. Major portions of the road give a view of the Illinois River and its valley as well as clear views of the some of the most prestigious and historic homes in the area. Houses along Grandview Drive are among the best known in the city; the residential area on the west of Grandview Drive, opposite the river, was added to the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district in 1996. A large amount of land on the valley side of Grandview Drive is owned by the Peoria Park District and is undeveloped except for park benches. President Theodore Roosevelt is said to have proclaimed it the "World's Most Beautiful Drive" during a 1910 visit. Grandview Drive was the original location of WMBD (AM) and their call letters are a result of Roosevelt's comment.



 

 

The John C. Flanagan House Museum is an American Federalist-style home built circa 1837 by John C. Flanagan. The home is the oldest standing residence in Peoria. Located at 942 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue, the home is on the National Register for Historic Places and operated by the Peoria Historical Society as a museum of the Peoria Area. The museum is open for tours by chance or by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. Admission is $7 for adults or $3 for children. It is also available for meetings, small dinners and host to many historical events and exhibits. For information and reservations, call 309-674-1921 or click HERE

 

 

The Pettengill-Morron House Museum is a mid-Victorian house built in 1868 by Moses Pettengill, a merchant from New Hampshire. In the mid-1960s, the house and all furnishing were donated to the Peoria Historical Society by Jean Morron, the last owner of the house. Located at 1212 West Moss Avenue, the home is available for tours, events, small dinners, meetings and host to many historical events. The museum is open for tours on the First Sunday of the Month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. Admission is $7 for adults or $3 for children. For more information and reservations, please call the office of the Peoria Historical Society at 309-674-1921 or click HERE

 

 



Springdale Cemetery is one of the State's largest cemeteries and is the resting place for some Peoria legends including: Lydia Bradley, Captain Moss, Governor Ford, Senator Bloom, John Gwynn, Romeo Garrett, Captain Detweiller, and many more. Springdale is also the final resting place for several name sakes of Peoria city streets and landmarks.

Today, within its confines, over 78,000 citizens lie in peace along the 230 acres of hills and valleys and 6.5 miles of roads. The first recorded burial was April, 1857. Some architectural highlights are: a beautifully restored public mausoleum, 9 statues, 7 tree monuments, a Gatehouse, and 15 private mausoleums throughout the grounds. The public mausoleum was built in 1929 with additions added in 1965 and in 1973. On Wednesday, April 15, 1998 the city's Historic Preservation Commission unanimously voted landmark status to the Gatehouse.

 
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