Thursday, June 12, 2008

Peoria Historical Society Exhibit - "Lincoln: His Life, His Letters, His Legacy"

Question: How can you get a cheap laugh on a Saturday afternoon? Answer: Visit the Peoria Historical Society Lincoln exhibit at the Pettengill Morron House while I am volunteering and ask me a LOT of questions about the Civil War. Ha ha.

I just finished volunteer training with Peoria Historical Society Executive Director Amy Kelly (who signed our D150 petition by the way) in preparation for a stint of volunteer duty at the Lincoln Exhibit. It is very cool, and that is about all I have to say. You'll just have to see for yourself. The house museum is amazing, and so is the Lincoln exhibit. Thanks to Ms. Kelly who let me take these pics. A picture is worth a thousand words.

The exhibit runs through July. Click here for tour times and cost. Pry the kids away from the Gameboys for a few hours and bring them along for a little intellectual edification. You'll be glad you did!


Anonymous said...

Shoot, I'll bet an extra 45 minutes of school would've given you exactly the schoolin' you need.

ImaSwede said...

Why the sarcastic comment on the Peoria Historical Society thread? Is it just me or does it smack of Uncle Em?

Diane, good for you for offering to volunteer for one of Peoria's greatest gifts, our Historical Society. You have given back much to Peoria as one of the most treasured citizens who obviously cares about more than just our educational system. A look into our past is open for all to appreciate and we should be thanking these volunteers who take our history under their wing with such respect and appreciation. Thank you, Diane!!