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Events Calendar


Feb 15

- John Mellencamp
- Rivermen
- Romance Under the Stars
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery
- Death by Golf
- Fun Home
- Itoo Society Fish & Chicken Dinner
- Live at the Five Spot
- Pippin
- Preacher Lawson
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Feb 16

- Adopt-a-Senior Valentine
- Berchtold & Stear
- Chemistry Demonstrations
- Murder Mystery Dinner
- Peoria Players Trivia Competition
- Rivermen
- Special Olympics Polar Plunge
- St. Jude Snow Moon
- St. Jude Totally 80's Prom
- Wine & Art: Water Lilies
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Fun Home
- Pippin
- Preacher Lawson

Feb 17

- Anne Hills
- Disorganizer
- Engineering Day
- Fun Home
- German Winterfest
- Peoria Train Fair
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf

Feb 18

- Communication Strategies for Alzheimer's
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Feb 19

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery

Feb 20

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Financial Peace University

Feb 21

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf

Feb 22

- Get The Led Out
- Laser Light Night
- Rivermen
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery
- Death by Golf
- Heywood Banks
- Itoo Society Fish & Chicken Dinner
- Live at the Five Spot
- Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood
- Spring Home Show

Feb 23

- Bradley Basketball
- Cabin Fever with Jammsammich
- Rivermen
- Sebastian Maniscalco
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Heywood Banks
- Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood
- Spring Home Show

Feb 24

- Rivermen
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood
- Spring Home Show

Feb 25

- Washington Day Banquet
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Feb 26

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery

Feb 27

- Bradley Basketball
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Financial Peace University

Feb 28

- Blake Shelton
- Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame
- Kane Brown
- Louis Black
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival
- Silent Sky

Mar 1

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Death by Golf
- Itoo Society Fish & Chicken Dinner
- Live at the Five Spot
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival
- Silent Sky
- Wine & Whiskers

Mar 2

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival
- Silent Sky

Mar 3

- Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival
- Silent Sky

Mar 4

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 5

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 6

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Financial Peace University

Mar 7

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Death by Golf
- Silent Sky
- Whisper & Shout

Mar 8

- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery
- Death by Golf
- Itoo Society Fish & Chicken Dinner
- Live at the Five Spot
- Silent Sky

Mar 9

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Silent Sky

Mar 10

- Silent Sky
- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Mar 11

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 12

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 13

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 14

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Death by Golf

Mar 15

- Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Celebrate Recovery
- Death by Golf
- Itoo Society Fish & Chicken Dinner
- Live at the Five Spot
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center


 
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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