Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Left: Students drawing's that reflect their interpretation of space.

Story and Photos by Museum Staff

On May 7, 2014 2nd, and 3rd grade students toured the Tazewell County Museum and brought with them drawings made from them of their interpretation of space.

The 2nd and 3rd grade students from LE Starke School in Pekin toured the many exhibits at the Museum such as the Everett Dirksen collection, the Astronaut Scott Altman Room, the Military Room, and many other exhibits from around Tazewell County.

Right: Drawings from students from LE Starke School in Pekin adorn the foyer of the Museum. The students made drawings of they believe space may look like.

About 60 students toured the Museum, along with many other Pekin landmarks including the Dirksen grave stone in Glendale cemetery, and where he and his wife Luella lived on Buena Vista in Pekin.

                                                                          OTHER NEWS FROM THE MUSEUM

The Tazewell County Museum was just designated a Blue Star Museum by the American Alliance of Museum's once again. The Museum has also just received 3 new books from NASA.

Left: One of 3 books from NASA sent to the Museum. Breaking the Mishap Chain.

Also the Museum has received additional clothing from Everett and Luella Dirksen which was donated by Amy Werner.

Right: A overcoat worn by the late Senator Everett Dirksen.

The Museum has many pieces of clothing from the Dirksen's, dresses worn by Luella Dirksen were also donated.

Left: A formal gown worn by Luella Dirksen, which could have been worn to formal get togethers in Washington D.C.

Right: Another dress from the Luella Dirksen collection at the Museum and recently donated.

Thanks to all of you who take the time to donate items and visit and support the Museum. After all if you don't know where you've been, how do you know where your going.