Thursday, March 14, 2013


     Members of the Tazewell County Home-Makers Extension Association tour the Tazewell County Museum Monday morning. The tour was arranged by Museum member Wilma Pulfer (left).

Photos and Story by Ed Emmons (TCM Website Director)

Members of the  Tazewell County Home-Makers Extension Association toured the Museum Monday morning. The group is best known for advising farmers on the latest agricultural advances. The service also has taught generations of home-makers about making preserves and awarded 4-H members for raising goats or making the best quilt.

Left: The cover of a Tazewell County Homemakers Extension Association scrapbook kept by members.

The Association gives classroom materials to teachers, helps children socialize and learn in 4-H, advises poor families on nutrition and stretching their dollars.

Right: Museum volunteer Jan Strubhar conducts a tour of the Museum to the Homemakers Extension Association members.

Left: Tazewell County Museum President Christal Dagit talks about the exhibits in the Scott Altman room to the HEA.

The Tazewell County Museum conducts tours for any size group. In the past we have given tours to Senior citizens, group homes, Boy and Girl Scouts, and more. If your organization would like a tour of the Museum and learn all about Tazewell County, please contact the Museum at 309-347-8375, or 309-346-1889.

                                                     UPCOMING EVENTS

Herbal Springs at Sunset Plaza in Pekin will be having an open house on April 20, 2013, from 10-3 p.m. The Museum will have a booth there selling books, War of 1812 pins and donuts.

Distinguished Men of Tazewell County from the 1860's to 1900's. The Museum has around 800 photos kept in acid free file folders on loan from the Tazewell County Court House. Any one wishing to order a copy of a photo please contact the Museum.Gayle Gettman from the Museum has scanned in these photos. More news on this later.

     Tazewell County Museum President Christal Dagit holds one of the acid free file folders containing one of about 800 photos of Distinguished Men of Tazewell County. This photo is one of William Blenkiron.

Left: A photo of William Blenkiron, one of Tazewell Counties Distinguished Men

The War of 1812 work continues. So far 120 veterans of that war have been found in Tazewell County.

Don't forget to order your Krispy Kreme Donuts! Now taking orders! Donuts are $6.00 and coffee is $9.00. Orders must be in by Monday March 25th. Please call 309-642-1128, or 309-346-1889 to place an order.

Pickup will be Wednesday March 27th AT THE MUSEUM, from 10 to 2 p.m. A door prize drawing will be at 2 p.m. Need not be present to win.