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Events Calendar


Apr 20

- Derby Party
- Hands Across the Courthouse
- Passenger Appreciation Day
- The 90's Experience
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Congressional Art Show
- Jeff Bailey at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Chiefs
- Picnic
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- The Cripple of Inishmaan

Apr 21

- A Conversation with Mr. Lincoln
- Barn Dance
- Bicentennial Bash
- Donation Drive
- Earth Day Festival
- International Fair
- Jazz in Spring
- Kick Abuse 5K
- Maple Syrup Workshop & Pancake Breakfast
- Nude Attitude
- Pekin Kid's Festival
- Peoria Recovery Project
- Starting a Business in Illinois
- Trippin BIllies
- Congressional Art Show
- Jeff Bailey at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Kid's Night Out
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Money Smart Week
- Peoria Chiefs
- Picnic
- The Cripple of Inishmaan

Apr 22

- Happy Earth Day!
- Peoria Chiefs
- Annual Clean Water Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Money Smart Week
- Picnic
- The Cripple of Inishmaan

Apr 23

- Annual Clean Water Celebration
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Money Smart Week

Apr 24

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Congressional Art Show
- Money Smart Week
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Apr 25

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Money Smart Week
- Wizard of Oz

Apr 26

- Kevin Hart
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Money Smart Week
- Picnic
- Wizard of Oz

Apr 27

- Passage to India
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Money Smart Week
- Picnic

Apr 28

- Great American Cleanup
- Peoria Symphony Orchestra
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Money Smart Week
- Picnic

Apr 29

- Picnic

Apr 30

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 1

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

May 2

- Shrine Circus
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration

May 3

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

May 4

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 5

- Chemistry Demonstrations
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen

May 7

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 8

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

May 9

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration

May 10

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration

May 11

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen

May 12

- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen

May 13

- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

May 14

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 15

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

May 16

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration

May 17

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration

May 18

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 19

- Kid's Night Out
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen


 
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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