Photos and Story by TCM Website Director Ed Emmons
The Pekin Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony today at 4:30 p.m. for the Tazewell County Museum's "Special Collections" unit, located in the Arcade Building. Those shown in the photo are from left to right, Jeff Baldi (Coroners Office), Glenda Grashoff, Tammy Hyatt (Senator Dave Koehler's Office), Joel Fitszanko (Museum), Barbara Tidaback (Museum), Museum President Christal Dagit, Linda Giles (Museum), and Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman.
Although the Museum's "Special Collections" Unit has been open for awhile, President Christal Dagit wanted to wait until things calmed down a little before the official ribbon cutting. After the ribbon cutting, an open house was held with tours of the facility held. Thank you to everyone who came out, including Pekin City Councilman John McCabe.