Left: Director of the Illinois State Historical Society in Springfield, Stu Fliege was the Special Guest Speaker.
The Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center and the Pekin Womens Club, GFWC Illinois hosted A Illinois Bicentennial Tea, celebrating 200 Years in Illinois at the historic Pekin Park Pavilion, Mineral Springs Park, Saturday afternoon. Special Guest Speaker was Stu Fliege, Director of the Illinois State Historical Society in Springfield, IL.
There was also a quilt display, fine art by artist Morgan Elser, and music. The Tea was catered by the Emerald Tea Room of East Peoria and Common Ground Coffee, Bakery and lunch of Delavan, along with volunteers for the Museum.
Left: A quilt display by Joyce McCloud,Jan Brown, and Debbie Lathrop, presenting quilts representative of the frontier era and patriotic themes.
Local artist and Sculptress Morgan Elser also had a Abraham Lincoln Bust on display. It was on loan by the Delavan Community Historical Society.
Left: Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center Director and Tazewell County Representative for the Illinois Bi-centennial was the MC for the event and gave a Toast to the State of Illinois 200th Anniversary.
Right: A Toast is given to the State of Illinois 200th Anniversary.