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Our Mission is To preserve, share and celebrate the stories of the Peoria area.


Tours and Events

Check out the numerous history tours, presentations, programs and other events presented by the Peoria Historical Society.

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Support Our Mission

Learn more about how to support the Historical Society by joining us as a member, through endowment or planned giving, or by making a general donation.

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The Peoria Historical Society invites visitors to discover the lifestyles of yesteryear with a tour of these two historic homes.

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The Peoria Historical Society’s Collection includes over 60,000 items, including artifacts, photographs, and printed materials related to the history of the Peoria area.

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Yesterday’s stories.
Tomorrow’s insight.


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Be a part of our history.

As a non-profit, we rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Whether you help support us through donations, membership, planned giving, endowment or volunteer time, we are grateful and honored to have every one of our supporters on board.