A Wedding Party: Vintage Dresses and Formal Attire and Upscale Porch Sale

Sunday, August 21, 2022 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT


Event Details

Join us for this special tour of the Mansion and vintage wedding gowns and enjoy shopping at our annual Upscale Porch Sale at no additional cost!

Experience a collection that spans decades, including gowns worn by Peoria Historical Society and Pettengill-Morron House volunteers. It will feature wedding photos of Cynthia Stone and Hollywood actor Jack Lemmon, who were married in the parlor. Cynthia's father was John Boyd Stone. The family occupied this home from 1945 to 1953. The photos were taken by respected photographer, Eugene Voss. His daughter, Marilyn Voss Leyland, is a past President of the Peoria Historical Society.

Listed on the U.S National Register of Historic Places, this Second Empire-style house was built in 1868 for hardware merchant Moses Pettengill. Completely renovated in 1945, this historic home also showcases the treasures of the last owner, Jean Morron. It was donated to the Peoria Historical Society after her death in 1967, including her family collection of mid-18th century furnishings, artwork, artifacts and textiles, as well as earlier treasures belonging to the Pettengill family.

If you choose, you can enjoy shopping at our annual Upscale Porch Sale the same day at no cost. It is open to the public. Shop for jewelry, linens, china, crystal, antiques, artwork, new quilts and so much more!

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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