Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PHOTO OF THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS AND MATERIALS ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM

                         Photo of Thomas Jefferson Davis and his wife Susan Fisher


Story and Photos by TCM Ed Emmons


An elaborate gold frame containing the pictures of Thomas Jefferson Davis and his wife Susan Fisher are on display at the Museum, along with a "Gold Headed" cane, that he received as a gift on his 76th Birthday. The date was November 23, 1907. Davis who was from Tremont, was Tazewell Counties first male born settler. He later became one of the Counties wealthiest farmers.

Also contained in the shelf below the photo, is the cane, his obituary, and his family history.

This was all Donated by Bonnie Jean Davis Woolley.

                                                                       ALSO IN THE MUSEUM

       This 1913 model of Pekin Memorial Hospital was donated by David Berry, from Pekin Memorial Hospital Community Relations. The Hospital opened in 1918.

Please come out to the Tazewell County Museum and see what we have! You will be surprised and amazed! We are open on Monday and Wednesday's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


1 comment:

Albert Kaplan said...

To view a recently discovered ambrotype of Jefferson Davis, go to www.kaplancollection.com in around three weeks. By then it ought to be up on the Site..