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Moses Pettengill and the Underground Railroad

Sunday, February 12, 2023 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST

$15.00

Event Details

THIS EVENT INCLUDES A GUIDED TOUR OF THE PETTENGILL-MORRON MUSEUM


Abolitionist movement historian Corey Curtis of Peoria will discuss “Moses Pettengill: Peoria's Freedom Conductor” in two presentations at Pettengill-Morron House Museum, 1212 W. Moss Ave. You can choose between either of two presentations, which will begin at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and will each last about an hour.

            

Curtis will discuss the connection between Pettengill and the Underground Railroad in Peoria. A letter from Illinois abolitionist and friend of Pettengill, the Rev. Flavel Bascom, will be on display. A sterling silver calling card case and a chair, both which belonged to Abraham Lincoln, also will be displayed. 

           

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for college and high school students and $3 for ages 6-12 and will include a guided tour of the mansion that Pettengill built in 1868.


For more information, contact the 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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