Sunday, June 4, 2023


Freedom & Remembrance Memorial Display

Event date: 7/28/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
Elaine Evans
/ Categories: Events, General News

Freedom & Remembrance Memorial Display

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum has created a display featuring part of Phase One of the Freedom & Remembrance Memorial.

This display highlights some history of the lost Moffatt Cemetery and focuses on the fifty-two veterans buried there who are named on the very large marker commemorating them and their service. 

This marker will be one of three erected on the Memorial site at Adams and Griswold Streets near the old cemetery. Another will tell more of the Moffatt Cemetery story and a third the story of Nance Legins Costley, the first slave Abraham Lincoln helped free in an 1841 Illinois Supreme Court case, who is also buried there.

The display will be unveiled Thursday, July 28th, beginning about 10:00 a.m., in the upper hallway leading to the Museum planetarium.

Anyone is invited and the short event will also be livestreamed on the Museum’s Facebook page: Video of the event will also be available there later.

Many thanks to the Peoria Riverfront Museum for helping share with our Community this story of 2,600 Peorians who deserve to be “Forgotten No More.”

Additional information can be found at:

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602 (Map)

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