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Events Calendar


Feb 17

- Laser Light Night
- League of Women Voters Forum
- SMD & The Underground at Red Barn
- Starting a Business in Illinois
- Vintage Clothing & Collectibles Sale
- Curious Savage
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Jeff Richards
- Kid's Night Out
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Rivermen

Feb 18

- Bockwurst Dinner
- Celebrate Peoria: Black History Month
- Central Illinois Jazz Society
- Engineering Day 2018
- Musical Discovery
- Peoria Rivermen
- Peoria Train Fair
- Curious Savage
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Feb 19

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Masterpiece Mondays

Feb 20

- Celebrate Recovery
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Feb 21

- Business Loans SCORE Workshop
- Washington Day Banquet
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Nunsense

Feb 22

- Woodlands Management
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Nunsense
- Tom Arnold

Feb 23

- Peoria Rivermen
- Sarah & The Underground @Tannins & Hops
- And Then They Came for Me
- Celebrate Recovery
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nunsense
- Official Spring Home Show
- Tom Arnold

Feb 24

- Bradley Braves Basketball
- Cabin Fever with Jammsammich
- And Then They Came for Me
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nunsense
- Official Spring Home Show
- Tom Arnold

Feb 25

- And Then They Came for Me
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Official Spring Home Show

Feb 26

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Masterpiece Mondays

Feb 27

- Celebrate Recovery
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Feb 28

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 1

- Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival
- Whisper & Shout

Mar 2

- Get the Led Out
- Peoria Rivermen
- And Then They Came for Me
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Deadly Vows
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- RV Show
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Mar 3

- Laurie Berkner Live
- Peoria Rivermen
- And Then They Came for Me
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Deadly Vows
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- RV Show
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Mar 4

- Musical Thrones
- Peoria Rivermen
- Quarter Auction
- And Then They Came for Me
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- RV Show
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Mar 5

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 6

- Celebrate Recovery
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Mar 7

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 8

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- March Madness Experience

Mar 9

- Aletheia School Open House
- Maggie Bertram Foundation Irish Fest
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Celebrate Recovery
- Frolic with the Fairies
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience

Mar 10

- Aletheia School Open House
- American Classics
- Blarney Blitz 5K
- Blue Bayou
- Peoria Academy Gala
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Frolic with the Fairies
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience

Mar 11

- Bonnie & Clyde
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Mar 12

- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 13

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Mar 15

- Bonnie & Clyde
- March Madness Experience

Mar 16

- Bonnie & Clyde
- Celebrate Recovery
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Mar 17

- Scarlet: Ballet-Film Hybrid
- The Irish Setter Wake
- Bonnie & Clyde
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Kid's Night Out
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience


 
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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