Way back in March of 2013, we had a pizza party (yes, pizza plays a big part of my life, leave me alone) at the Peoria Historical Society and got a tour of the place from the curator there, Bob Killion. Bob told me that the Historical Society owns two historic houses in Peoria and offered to give us a tour of them in the future. Well, the future is here, so let’s take Bob up on his offer!
Bob said we could meet him here at the Peoria Historical Society office on Washington Street and he'd drive us to The Flanagan House, one of the two historical houses that the Society owns.
Peoria Stories Ken Zurzki alert on the door!
Here's the front office with flags and Judy behind the desk, she said I could go back to Bob's office so...
Here we go and here he is, our tour guide for the day, Bob Killion, the curator for The Peoria Historical Society.
Lots of snow on the road and on the windshield as we make our way to The Flanagan House.
Here it is, The Flanagan House. I thought I'd give you a little information about the place from their website and then leave the rest of the pictures captionless. If you want to hear the stories behind them, go and take the tour. Here's some information about this historic house: The John C. Flanagan House Museum was built in 1837 on Peoria's east bluff by Judge John C. Flanagan and is the oldest standing house in Peoria. This American Federalist style house offers a spectacular view of the Illinois River Valley. Collections of antique glass, china, furniture, toys, quilts and vintage clothing are displayed. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the Peoria Historical Society. It is also the headquarters of the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution, Peoria Chapter.
Flanagan House Museum tours are lead by Society volunteers during special events, by pre-scheduled appointments or by chance. $10.00 Adult and $3.00 Children ages 4-12 (Tour both homes for $15.00). Call the Society office Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 309-674-1921 to schedule a tour or if you've discovered us on the weekend call 309-472-0498. Open House every first Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
942 NE Glen Oak Avenue