Peoria Historical Society in Peoria, Illinois

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Peoria Historical Society Details

Address and Phone Number for Peoria Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria IL.

Peoria Historical Society
942 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, Illinois, 61603

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About the Peoria Historical Society

The Peoria Historical Society, located in Peoria, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Peoria. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Peoria County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Peoria Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Peoria public records
  • Peoria historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Peoria, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Peoria Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Peoria County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Peoria museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Peoria.

Local Peoria History

In Peoria, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Peoria. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Peoria Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Peoria history. These programs provide historical information about Peoria communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Peoria Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Peoria Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Peoria Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Peoria schools.

Contact the Peoria Historical Society

You may contact the Peoria Historical Society by calling 309-674-0322, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Peoria Historical Society, 942 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, 61603.