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.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

100 YEAR OLD PLUS BEAR CLAW PATTERN QUILT AT MUSEUM

                                                           (Photo by Ed Emmons)

 Tazewell County Museum volunteer Barbara Tidaback displays a Bear Claw Pattern Quilt, over 100 years old. Sewn completely by hand, the Quilt was done by Barbara's Great Aunt, Minnie Lee Goth. The Quilt was never out of the original package until recently. Unfortunately due to a lack of space and conditions, the Quilt will not be on display, at least for now.