Tuesday, June 11, 2013


     Museum Volunteer Gayle Gettman types out pages for the scanned old photographs at the Museum Monday morning

Story and Photo by Ed Emmons (TCM Website Director)

Gayle Gettman of  Pekin has been volunteering at the Tazewell County Museum for 3 plus years. Gayle does a variety of duties, including typing information on old photographs.

Gayle has been married for 20 years to Bruce. Gayle's hobbies include embroidery, latch hook rugs, and gardening. She was born and raised in Peoria, graduating from Limestone High School.

If you would be interested in volunteering for the Museum, please contact Christal or Karen at 309-347-8375, or Christal at 309-346-1889.

                                           OLD PEKIN THEATER SEATS

The Museum announced on February 13 of this year, that it was selling Old Pekin Theater Seats at Spirits of the Past Antiques, located at 215 N. 5th, for $75 each, for the Museum's building fund for future development of the Museum. It has been learned that Spirits of the Past Antiques is going out of business at the end of June. Subsequently the price for the seats is being reduced from $75 to $25 each. This sale is open to the public. If you would like to own part of Pekin's past, please stop by and talk to Debbie. There are many seats available.