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Events Calendar


Mar 24

- Budding Artists
- Celebrate Recovery
- Cubs vs. Cardinals The Rivalry
- Disney On Ice
- Josh Blue
- Jurassic Quest
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Irish...And How They Got That Way

Mar 25

- Beau Knows Basketball Tournament
- Bowl-A-Thon
- Ellis Paul
- Interplanetary 5K
- Once
- Spring Wake-Up
- Budding Artists
- Cubs vs. Cardinals The Rivalry
- Disney On Ice
- Josh Blue
- Jurassic Quest
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
- The Irish...And How They Got That Way
- Trivia Game Night

Mar 26

- I Believe
- Marchoberfest
- Michael Jr. Comedy Show
- Arthritis Walk KickOff
- Budding Artists
- Cubs vs. Cardinals The Rivalry
- Disney On Ice
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Jurassic Quest

Mar 27

- Budding Artists
- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 28

- Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame
- Budding Artists
- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 29

- Budding Artists
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mar 30

- Emerging Leaders
- Budding Artists
- Jackie Kashian
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mar 31

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Peoria Rivermen
- SMDuo at Oliver's Heights
- Theresa Caputo Live
- Celebrate Recovery
- HAAQG Annual Quilt Show
- Jackie Kashian
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Apr 1

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Kansas Leftoverture
- Pekin Business Showcases & Kids Experience
- Polka Time Dinner Dance
- Senior Spelling Bee
- Tabletop Terrariums
- Why is Dieting So Hard?
- HAAQG Annual Quilt Show
- Jackie Kashian
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- Trivia Game Night

Apr 2

- Black Stone Cherry
- Cardinals v. Cubs vs 2017 Peoria Chiefs Opening Day Party
- Peoria Rivermen
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- Thirsty Thursday

Apr 3

- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 4

- America's Entry into WWI
- Riverdance
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Apr 5

- Rocktopia
- Art Show
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Apr 6

- Chase Rice
- Neighborhood House Food Fight
- Art Show
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
- Whisper & Shout

Apr 7

- An Evening of J. S. Bach - Keyboard Concertos with Orchestra
- Blues for a Cause 2017
- Brantley Gilbert
- David Nail with Brooke Eden & Charlie Walker
- First Friday Jazz Night in The Broadway Lounge
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Central Illinois Auto Show
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- The Sleeping Beauty

Apr 8

- 2017 VIP Easter Egg Hunt
- CASA Human Foosball Tournament
- Eggs on the Prairie
- Flapjack Fundraiser
- Genealogy Day
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Rivermen
- Quest Throwback Prom
- Rock n Roll Trivia Night
- St. Jude Rides Sporting Clays Event
- Art Show
- Central Illinois Auto Show
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Sleeping Beauty

Apr 9

- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Rivermen
- Central Illinois Auto Show
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Apr 10

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 11

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Easter Break Escape
- Pekin Passion Play 2017

Apr 12

- Lincoln Center Local Free Screenings
- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Pekin Passion Play 2017

Apr 13

- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Pekin Passion Play 2017

Apr 14

- Art Show
- Bob Zany
- Celebrate Recovery
- Easter Break Escape
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Pekin Passion Play 2017
- Prairieland Country Opry Show
- Suburbia

Apr 15

- Delavan Cruise In
- Finding Normal
- Art Show
- Bob Zany
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Suburbia

Apr 16

- Happy Easter!
- Pekin Passion Play 2017
- Jazz Vespers Services

Apr 17

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 18

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Suburbia

Apr 19

- Newcomers' Club of Greater Peoria Luncheon
- Peoria Chiefs
- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- Art Show
- Suburbia

Apr 20

- Vocal Jazz Ensemble
- Art Show
- Suburbia

Apr 21

- Carol Woods
- Jump, Jive & Swing
- 25th Annual International Beer Festival
- Art Show
- Breathe
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Suburbia

Apr 22

- Military Retiree Appreciation Day
- 25th Annual International Beer Festival
- Art Show
- Breathe
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Suburbia

Apr 23

- An Evening with David Sedaris
- Author Fair & Spring Open House
- Banjovi & Hawkins
- Orpheus Club Spring Concert
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Sporting Clay Shoot
- Suburbia

Apr 24

- 25th Annual Clean Water Celebration
- WWE LIVE
- Art Show
- Masterpiece Mondays


 
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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