Thursday, December 15, 2011

CIVIL WAR CLUB HOLDS MONTHLY MEETING AT MILLER CENTER

Dean Dwyer reads a letter that was sent back home from Civil War soldiers Thursday evening at its monthly meeting at the Miller Center in Pekin

The Civil War Club held its monthly meeting Thursday evening at the Miller Center in Pekin. The Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Miller Center. Anyone may attend the meetings at no charge.

This month Dean Dwyer and Gene Lutz read letters from Civil War Soldiers that were sent back home to their loved ones. The club has been meeting for the last 20 years. Refreshments were provided.

Left: Gene Lutz (left) and Dean Dwyer (right) read letters from Civil War Troops Thursday evening







Right: Civil War Club enthusiast listen to letters from Civil War troops Thursday evening at the Miller Center read by Dean Dwyer and Gene Lutz.







Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MUSEUM RECEIVES CITY OF EAST PEORIA PROCLAMATION

The Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center received a proclamation from the City of East Peoria for helping with obtaining the Peoria to Springfield coach road declaration by the State as a historic road.

The Museum helped with research on historical information in Tazewell County and in the promotion of the request for a proclamation by the State of Illinois making it a State route. The route runs thru Tazewell County from south of Delavan to East Peoria via the Springfield road.