Sunday, February 22, 2015

MUSEUM HOLDS FIRST MARDI GRAS LUNCHEON AT AVANTI'S IN PEKIN

Left: Frank and Barbara Tidaback were crowned King and Queen of the Mardi Gras luncheon.

Story and Photos by Ed Emmons (TCM)


The Tazewell County Museum held its first and hopefully annual Mardi Gras luncheon at Avanti's in Pekin recently. Lunch was ordered off the menu with the King cakes being furnished by the Museum.


     Photo of those attending the first Tazewell County Museum Mardi Gras Luncheon event. Those attending were given Mardi Gras beads.

A commemorative photo was taken, King and Queen were crowned, lunch was served and then it was time for King cake for dessert.


 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TAZEWELL COUNTY MUSEUM'S "SPECIAL COLLECTIONS" HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

         The Pekin Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Tazewell County Museum's "Special Collections" unit, located in the Arcade Building in down town Pekin.

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.

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ITS KRISPY KREME DONUT TIME AGAIN! PLEASE ORDER YOURS TODAY!

The Museum is once again taking orders for Krispy Kreme donuts. This twice a year event benefits your museum. Donuts will be $8 a dozen and can be ordered now. Pick up date for donuts will be April 1, 2014. To order please contact Karen Blome at (309) 642-1128.

Monday, February 9, 2015

MUSEUM MARDI GRAS LUNCHEON AND OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED

Story by TCM Website Director Ed Emmons


The Tazewell County Museum is hosting a Mardi Gras luncheon at Avanti's in Pekin on February 17, at 11:30 a.m.

Seating is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible to Christal Dagit at (309) 840-0177. Public is invited to attend.

Also on February 17, the Museum is holding a ribbon cutting and open house at 4:30 p.m. for its "Special Collections" located in the Arcade Building, between Court and Elizabeth Streets in downtown Pekin.

Right: Arcade Building located on Capitol Street, between Elizabeth and Court Streets in down town Pekin.



Please come out and support your Tazewell County Museum. Remember if you don't know where you're from how do you know where you're going!