Miss Morron’s World Travels Exhibit
Dates: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pettengill-Morron House Museum
1212 Moss Avenue, Peoria IL 61606
The exhibit celebrates the travels of Miss Jean Morron, a lady who appreciated learning about various cultures as she traveled. Exhibit features her 1957 four-and-half month around the world cruise. The exhibit highlights Miss Morron's favorite United States destinations such as New York City, Boston and other cities along the Eastern Seaboard. Also featured will be Paris, London and other European cities.
The Pettengill-Morron House Museum was built by Moses Pettengill in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style, the house has 11 rooms. The museum contains a unique collection of objects from several Peoria families. In 1900 a colonial revival porch and porte-cochere were added, giving the home a grand Victorian appearance. Jean Morron acquired the property from the John Boyd Stone family in 1953. Jean Morron owned the house until her death in 1966. After Jean Morron’s death the house and its contents were given to the Peoria Historical Society. House Museum is not wheelchair accessible and has many stairs.
Cost: $7 for adults and $3 for children or tour both of the Society’s historic homes in one day: $10 adults. This exhibit is part of the Society’s First Sunday Open House Tours. Private tours are available on other days. Call 309-674-1921 or visit the Society's website at Peoria Historical Society.
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Spend a day in Peoria and visit the other Peoria Historical Society's House Museum
John C. Flanagan House Museum Exhibit: A Century of Beautiful Brides