Tuesday, December 18, 2012


                                                Photo by Ed Emmons
                 Jan Strubhar holds up a new item at the Museum, a photo of the Spanish-American War donated by Dottie McComas of Pekin.

Jan Strubhar of Groveland is this months volunteer of the month at the Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center in Pekin. Jan has volunteered for 5 years. She started out as the Librarian. She is now currently labeling items and locating their location within the Museum, to be put into the computer for easier access when someone ask to see a specific item.

Jan has also volunteered for 5 years at the South side Mission, where her Grandmother was the founder. She said she grew up at the mission. She also has volunteered at the POTC of Peoria for 20 years, and at the 4-H dog obedience classes for 10 years, and also at the lanesend Farms, 10 years.

Her hobbies include, reading, gardening, history, as well as documenting, and movies. Jan was married to her husband Bob for 49 years, before his passing in June of this year. Bob was a member of Steamfitters local 353.

Jan and Museum Director Christal Dagit actually went to grade school together at Christ Lutheran, then went to Manual High School. At 69 years young, Jan is just one of the volunteers at the Museum who keep it running.

If you would like to volunteer your time at the Museum, please call 309-347-8375, or 309-346-1889, or email us at tazewellcountymuseum@yahoo.com

The Museum would like to take this oppurtunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a better next year. Thanks to those who have donated items to the Museum, as well as financial donations, those that have visited, and to all the volunteers, directors, and  others who have given of their time. Also thank you to all the towns in Tazewell County who have made the Museum and success in 2012.

Monday, December 3, 2012


      Tazewell County Museum volunteer Barbara Tidaback gives Syndi Mullins (right) and Anna Carroll (center) of Herbal Springs their doughnut order Saturday at the Museum.( Photo's by Website Director Ed Emmons )

The Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center located in Sunset Plaza, Pekin, Il. held their annual Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser Saturday. As of 10:40 a.m. the Museum had already sold 34 dozen doughnuts.

      Herrmine Williams picks up her doughnut order Saturday morning at the Museum.

The next fundraiser for the Museum will be Easter.

                   November was declared "Native American History Month"

Also showing now in the Museum foyer are Native American banners in honor of "Native American History Month", which was in November, but many organizations are extending it several months. Banners donated by Linda Rosenthal.

     Native American Banners donated by Linda Rosenthal adorn the Museum foyer.