About 40-2nd grade students from Dirksen and Starke Primary School's visited the Tazewell County Museum and Education Center today to learn more about Everett Dirksen and to see some his materials housed in the Museum. Students spent a busy day Friday visiting other Dirksen sites such as the Dirksen Congressional Center, driving past the house on Buena Vista where he once lived, Pekin Times, Miller Center to set up Dirksen presentation, Mineral Springs Park to view Dirksen Statue, Glendale Memorial Gardens to view Dirksen marker, Tazewell County Museum, and a stop by Applebee's to view local history display.
Once arriving at the Museum students were welcomed by Museum President Christal Dagit who along with staff volunteers Sharon Altman, Jan Strubhar, and Barbara Tidaback who each gave tours through the Museum. Students were accompanied by teachers Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Jusca, and Mrs. Oesch, and a few parents.
In all the students visited Everett Dirksen's materials, Antique Room, NASA and Scott Altman Room, the Veteran's Room, Library and other items.
The Museum is open during its summer hours from 10am to 2pm, on Monday's and Tuesday's.