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Events Calendar


Apr 25

- Hard Bop Jazz Band
- Starting a Business in Illinois
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Congressional Art Show
- Money Smart Week 2017

Apr 26

- Signs of Child Abuse
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Ghost the Musical
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Unplugged in the Heights

Apr 27

- Customer Appreciation Open House
- Cybersecurity
- Lewis Black
- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Ghost the Musical
- Maronzio Vance
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Twelfth Night

Apr 28

- Clue-less
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Magic Men Live
- Peoria Chiefs
- Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Caps and Gowns
- Celebrate Recovery
- Congressional Art Show
- Ghost the Musical
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Maronzio Vance
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Twelfth Night

Apr 29

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Chris Stapleton
- Girl Scouts Informational Meeting
- Healthy Kids Day
- Heroic Spirit
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- March for Babies
- Peoria Chiefs
- Soldier Dash
- Space Graffiti
- Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Bison Blessing Pow Wow
- Caps and Gowns
- Civil War Spring Drill
- Ghost the Musical
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Maronzio Vance
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Romeo and Juliet
- Twelfth Night

Apr 30

- Celtic Woman
- HUMANe Race
- Open Mic Afternoon
- Peoria Chiefs
- Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Bison Blessing Pow Wow
- Caps and Gowns
- Civil War Spring Drill
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Romeo and Juliet

May 1

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 2

- Easterseals Fashion Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 3

- ICC Concert Band
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 4

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

May 5

- Cinco de Kilo 5K and Fiesta
- Lorrie Morgan and Joe Diffie
- Moonlight Cruise
- The Derel Monteith Trio
- 2017 Mohammed Shrine Circus
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Brats for the Cure
- Celebrate Recovery
- Celebrating 35 Years of Music
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 6

- Breakfast with the Red River Hogs
- Jason Isbell
- Kid's Club
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 2017 Mohammed Shrine Circus
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Brats for the Cure
- Celebrating 35 Years of Music
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen

May 7

- Philharmonic Chorale
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 2017 Mohammed Shrine Circus
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Brats for the Cure
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday

May 8

- Peoria Chiefs
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 9

- Peoria Chiefs
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 10

- JA Stock Market Challenge
- Peoria Chiefs
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 11

- Zootini
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Liza Treyger
- Peoria Chiefs

May 12

- Eric Church
- Moonlight Cruise
- Motionless in White
- Wine and Cheese Under the Stars
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Liza Treyger
- Neil Simon's Rumors
- Peoria Chiefs

May 13

- Bark for Life Fundraiser 2017
- National Train Day
- Pampered on the Prairie
- Race for the Cure
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Liza Treyger
- Neil Simon's Rumors
- Peoria Chiefs

May 14

- Masterpiece Painting Class
- Mother's Day at Wildlife Prairie Park
- Mother's Day Cruise
- Prairie Wind Ensemble
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Neil Simon's Rumors
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

May 15

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 16

- Chevelle
- Heart of Illinois Chorus
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 17

- Newcomers' Club of Greater Peoria Luncheon
- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 18

- An Evening with Olivia Newton-John
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Drew Lynch
- Peoria Chiefs

May 19

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Skillet and Alter Bridge
- Tasting Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Drew Lynch
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Chiefs
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 20

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Delavan Cruise-In
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Jim Breuer and The Loud & Rowdy
- Muscle on Main Strongman Contest
- Nelly
- New World
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Drew Lynch
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria RiverFront Market

May 21

- Grand Tour of Homes
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Jazz Vespers Services

May 22

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 23

- Dixieland Lunch Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery

May 24

- Early Detection Matters
- Red Sun Rising
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 25

- RiverLife Gospel Lunch Cruise
- 2017 Summer Camp Music Festival
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show


 
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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