Saturday, December 6, 2008

Peoria rocks at the Historical Society Candlelight tours...

This is the final weekend for the candlelight tours of the Peoria Historical Society's Pettengill-Morron House Museum at 1212 W. Moss Avenue. This years theme, Silhouettes of Lincoln, has been extremely popular! The attendance this year was more than double that of last year.

As we prepare to celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, we thought a fitting tribute would be to tell some of the little known facts about Lincoln during our Candlelight Tours this year. Enjoy!

The house is decorated to the hilt by the Peoria Garden club. They did a wonderful job and the results were amazing! The house has never looked more beautiful. Tonight I volunteered in the gift shop, where visitors can purchase historic books, post cards, Christmas ornaments and various novelties.

Tomorrow is the final day of candlelight tours, and the house will be open from 2:00 - 4:00. It's a great experience for the kids, so don't be shy about bringing them. Tell them if they don't break anything, they'll get a cookie at the end of the tour.

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