Thursday, March 22, 2018



Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle Frolic

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The Colonial Trade Faire features costumed historic interpreters, shooting matches, and period games depicting the Illinois Country ca. 1750-1790. Craftspeople and merchants will sell reproduction period goods. The Trade Faire is hosted by the Kaskaskia Company and is open and free to general public.

Saturday, April 7, 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, April 8, 10 AM-3 PM

Fort Sheridan Historic Landmark House Tour

Fort Sheridan Historical Society

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On Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Fort Sheridan Historical Society will host a tour of many of the historic homes at Fort Sheridan. There is no better way to immerse yourself into the history of Fort Sheridan than to walk through these beautiful historic homes. 

Peorians Who Changed the World

Peoria Riverfront Museum/Peoria Historical Society

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Join us for a special panel discussion about Peorians who changed the way people think and advanced society globally - from Betty Friedan to Richard Pryor - by the Peoria Journal Star journalists who interviewed and covered them! Our local journalists have been on the beat through the years as the ultimate daily keepers of our Peoria area history. This event, moderated by Journal Star Executive Editor, Dennis Anderson, provides an opportunity for public Q&A on these world-changing Peorians. 
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