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1:00 PM This presentation will include a tour of the Pettengill-Morron House Museum.

Commemorate Juneteenth at Pettengill-Morron House Museum

Learn about the Underground Railroad in Peoria and local efforts to end slavery

with historian Corey Curtis, then enjoy a guided tour of Pettengill-Moron House,

built by abolitionist Moses Pettengill. Curtis will also discuss the role of African-American troops from Peoria who were in south Texas on June 19, 1865 when two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved people learned they were free, a day now commemorated as Juneteenth.

For more information contact Peoria Historical Society at 309-674-1921.

Venue Information

Pettengill-Morron House
1212 West Moss Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606

Organizer Information

Peoria Historical Society

611 SW Washington
St # A
Peoria, IL 61602

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