"The Most Famous Eagle That Ever Wore Feathers"
The eagle perched atop The Shaft was a depiction of Old Abe, who appeared in many battles of the Civil War and was legendary for screaming and spreading her wings at the Confederate troops.
Submitted by jwright on September 04, 2018 - 9:50am
A glimpse of Peoria grocery stores and corner markets throughout history...
Submitted by bweimer on August 30, 2018 - 11:42am
So You Want to Nominate a Leader…
Nominations for this year's class of 40 Leaders Under Forty are now being accepted. But what exactly does it take to nominate someone? Here some helpful hints when preparing your nomination...
Submitted by jwright on August 22, 2018 - 8:36am
Other Adult Learning Opportunities in Our Community
In addition to the Fine Arts Society of Peoria, numerous organizations in our community offer an eclectic mix of adult learning opportunities. Here are just a few…
Submitted by jwright on August 20, 2018 - 12:53pm
Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Fine Arts Society
From October to May, the Fine Arts Society of Peoria offers lecture programs to explore, expand and enliven the fine arts.
Submitted by jwright on August 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
Method of Measurement
Josef Kleffman, master cutter and tailor of Timeless Tailoring, specializes in traditional bespoke tailoring—a precise, handcrafted process—to create quality, custom clothing.
Submitted by bweimer on August 17, 2018 - 4:16pm
The Kennedy and Orpheum Connection
If you're a movie buff, you've likely heard of RKO Pictures, Inc.—but you might not know about the connection to the Kennedy family.
Submitted by maegillilandwright on April 21, 2018 - 10:28am
The Marx Brothers Visit Galesburg
Kevin Maynard, executive director of Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre, explains how the Marx Brothers got their nicknames... right here in Galesburg, Illinois.
Submitted by maegillilandwright on April 21, 2018 - 9:53am
From Vaudeville Grandeur to… Parking Lot
It was Peoria’s "vaudeville palace"—one of the city’s big four vaudeville houses at the peak of the vaudeville era—but its reign lasted a mere 16 years. News clippings, old advertisements and stories of the Orpheum Theatre…
Submitted by jwright on April 20, 2018 - 3:45pm
A Segregated Theater
Hollywood star William Holden pushed Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre to make its first steps towards desegregation.
Submitted by maegillilandwright on April 20, 2018 - 10:43am
Meet the Cast of Healthy Soil Characters
Here in the Prairie State, our rich soils have made us the nation’s third largest producer of agricultural commodities.
Submitted by WebAdmin on March 30, 2018 - 10:51am
Building Peoria… One Project at a Time
Peoria Magazines spoke with Build Peoria’s president, Nick Yates, about the new Duryea Dog Park in Peoria Heights and the organization's plans for 2018.
Submitted by jwright on February 19, 2018 - 3:00pm