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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


The Peoria Historical Society presents History On the Move! 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 below.

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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 Pettengill-Morron House and the Flanagan House are available for tours the first Sunday of each month from 1-4 PM. The Pettengill-Morron House is also open on Thursdays from 10-2. The Peoria Historical Society invites visitors to discover the lifestyles of yesteryear with a tour of these two historic homes.

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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.