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


History Tours June 1 - October 27, 2019

History on the Move!

The Peoria Historical Society 2019 season of History Tours has begun. Get your tickets now as tours sell out fast. Tickets available Facebook, Eventbrite, calling the PHS office at 309-674-1921 or simply clicking the link above.

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Peoria 4th of July Fireworks Fireworks

Peoria 4th of July Fireworks Fireworks

4th of July

The Moss Bradley Residential Association hosts a community gathering July 4th at the Pettengill-Morron House. Come out from 12-2 for a Pops concert, ice cream, pony rides and bring a picnic. Beverages will be on the shady porch and tours will be available.

Enjoy a wonderful view of the magnificent Peoria fireworks on the Illinois riverfront as you relax in the shade of the Flanagan House yard. Refreshments are available or pack your own picnic. Home Tours are also available!

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Search the Peoria Historical Society’s Collection. The 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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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.