Friday, January 21, 2011

DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CIVIL WAR STATUE?

This Civil War Statue stands in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, IL. We are trying to gather more information regarding the Statue. Please contact the Tazewell County Museum with anything you may know about the Statue. On the back of the photo there is this inscription: The Soldiers Monument in Lakeside Cemetery was dedicated May 30, 1905. The inscription reads, "In memory of our soldiers of Pekin, Illinois. Erected by W.R.C. #236." The Woman's Relief Corps #236 met the second and fourth Friday afternoons each month at the G.A.R. Hall, 616 Court Street. The memorial statue honoring local Civil War soldiers still stands in good repair. This is one of a series of souvenir cards distributed by Ferd C. Pauley.

CIVIL WAR COMMISSION MEETING AT MILLER CENTER

                  Members of the Civil War Commission meet at the Miller Center Thursday evening.


Members of the Civil War Commission in conjunction with the Tazewell County Museum met at 7pm Thursday evening at the Miller Center in Pekin, IL. This is the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. The meeting was conducted by Civil War member Dean Dwyer. The Commission watched a video by Professor Gary W. Gallagher who teaches History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.

The video had to do with the Economy of the North. Special speaker for the event Floyd Church of Springfield was unavailable. Tazewell County Museum and Education Center President was in attendance and introduced her special guest Bryan Soady, who is the son of Fred Soady.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ROBERT B. MONGE " WW2 MEMORIES LOVE&WAR"

Robert B. Monge's book "WW2 Memories Love&War" is available at the Tazewell County Museum for $15 through Memorial Day. Please contact the Museum at 309-347-8375 or 309-346-1889. The Museum is located in the Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza, 2950 Court St. Pekin, IL. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 2pm and Saturday from 10am to 12.


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WE NEED ROOM!! This is a photo of the office of Barb Tidaback. These are items that have been donated to us at the Museum by residents and organizations of various Towns in Tazewell County. These items should be displayed, but because of limited space at the Museum they are currently being stored in offices, closets as well as storage units. The Museum is currently looking for a much bigger building where all items can be displayed. Please contact us if you have any information regarding this issue.