Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM THE TAZEWELL COUNTY MUSEUM

Story and Photos by Ed Emmons ( Museum Website Director )

April is Merchant Appreciation month at Schnuck's in Pekin, and Schnuck's is helping the Tazewell County Museum by offering these E Script cards to the public.

These cards are free, and for every purchase made on these cards Schnuck's will donate 3% on all grocery items to the Museum's funds for education.


                                              ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The Pekin Library will be hosting the Museum's Annual Membership Meeting, April 24, at 6 p.m. All members, and the general public is invited to attend. Library Director Jeff Brooks will be giving a talk and a tour of the Library.

                                              ANNUAL MUSEUM GARAGE SALE

The Museum will be holding their annual garage sale in July or August. Anyone wishing to donate items to the Museum should contact Christal Dagit at 309-346-1889. An exact date and time will be announced.

                                              KRISPY KREME FUNDRAISER UPDATE

The Museum announces that they have made a profit of $147 dollars from the latest fundraiser from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The next fundraiser for the doughnuts will come prior to Christmas.

     TAZEWELL COUNTY DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN UPDATE

As announced previously, the Museum is offering photos of the 800 most Distinguished Gentlemen in Tazewell County. A $10 donation is suggested.  The photos are being kept in acid free folders. Here is example of what the photos will look like.

Left: Tazewell County Museum Director Christal Dagit holds one of the 800 photos in the acid free folder

If you are interested in ordering a photo, please contact Christal at 309-346-1889. These photos are being put out in sets instead of all at once. Here are the names on set one.

 
NEW MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER
 
The Museum announces that Rosemary Palmer has been appointed to the Tazewell County Museum Board, to replace a member. She is a lifetime member, and a former Board Member.
 
ARTICLE ON OLD PEKIN THEATER
 
In the March 2013 Edition of News & Views magazine, their is an article on the Old Pekin Theater, by Debi Bruns who owns Spirit of the Past Antiques. Here is that article.
 
 
















 

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