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


De Toniti Award Dinner

The Peoria Historical Society President Kathy Ma and Executive Director Colleen Johnson present the de Tonti leadership award to Jim Baldwin for outstanding community leadership. Watch 2019 video by clicking this link.

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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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2019 Holiday Home Tour December 7th and 8th

The Holiday Home Tour will be help Dec 7th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM and Sunday, December 8th from 1:00-5:00 PM. Both the Pettengill- Morron House and the Flanagan House will be featured along with several private homes. Details coming soon.

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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.