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Events Calendar


Nov 23

- Happy Thanksgiving!
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House

Nov 24

- Dozer Holiday Express
- Member Appreciation Day
- Santa Claus Parade
- Shop Local
- Yule Like Peoria
- 4th Friday Tazewell Art Loop
- Celebrate Recovery
- Chicago's Sketchiest
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Peoria Rivermen
- Poinsettia Show
- Winterfest

Nov 25

- Bradley Braves Basketball
- Christmastime GospelFest
- Drew Hastings
- FOLEPI River Trail Classic
- Holiday Craft & Vendor Show
- Second City
- Wildlife Waddle
- 8th Annual Kristkindlmarkt
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Peoria Rivermen
- Poinsettia Show
- Winterfest

Nov 26

- 8th Annual Kristkindlmarkt
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Nov 27

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Nov 28

- Celebrate Recovery
- Dirty Dancing
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Greater Peoria Farm Show
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Nov 29

- Rittz
- Dirty Dancing
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Greater Peoria Farm Show
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Nov 30

- Moonshine Bandits
- A Gift of Christmas
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Greater Peoria Farm Show
- Holiday Lunch Show Cruise
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 1

- Bradley Braves Basketball
- A Gift of Christmas
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Holiday Lunch Show Cruise
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Poinsettia Show
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Winterfest

Dec 2

- Critter Christmas
- Gifts Galore Shop and Strol
- Powerlifting Championship
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- A Gift of Christmas
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Holiday Lunch Show Cruise
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Poinsettia Show
- Winterfest

Dec 3

- A Gift of Christmas
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- Winterfest

Dec 4

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 5

- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 6

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Holiday Lunch Show Cruise
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 7

- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Whisper & Shout
- Winterfest

Dec 8

- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Peoria Rivermen
- Poinsettia Show
- Winterfest

Dec 9

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Holiday Lunch Show Cruise
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Peoria Rivermen
- Poinsettia Show
- The Nutcracker
- Winterfest

Dec 10

- Harlem Globetrotters
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Gifts of the Magi
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- The Nutcracker
- Winterfest

Dec 11

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 12

- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 13

- Bradley Braves Basketball
- Holiday Lunch Show Cruise
- Home Free
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 14

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 15

- The Nutcracker
- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Poinsettia Show
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Winterfest

Dec 16

- Professional Bull Riders
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Poinsettia Show
- The Nutcracker
- Winterfest

Dec 17

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- The Nutcracker
- Winterfest

Dec 18

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 19

- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 20

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 21

- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Winterfest

Dec 22

- Peoria Rivermen
- 4th Friday Tazewell Art Loop
- Celebrate Recovery
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Poinsettia Show
- Winterfest

Dec 23

- Peoria Rivermen
- Folepi's Winter Wonderland
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nature Art Show & Open House
- Poinsettia Show
- Winterfest


 
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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