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.