The Splendor of Christmas Past

Ring in the holidays with the Peoria Historical Society’s annual historic home tour.  Enjoy the craftsmanship and ambiance of six historic homes while seeing them magically decorated for the holidays.  New this year are three homes in the Randolph-Roanoke Historic District.

Our two museum homes — the John C. Flanagan House Museum and the Pettengill-Morron House Museum — will be decked out in all their Christmas finery.  Santa Claus will make an appearance at the Flanagan House, so bring your cameras!  The four private residences will be exquisitely decorated and open for viewing.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to tour these beautiful homes and learn about their unique history and architectural significance.

The homes will be open Saturday, December 5 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale November 1st.  Adult tickets are $15.00 each until December 3rd and $20.00 after.  Children 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

For more information on volunteering, or to purchase tickets, please contact the PHS office.  Tickets may also be purchased at Kelleher’s, Harp & Thistle and Gregg Florist.

This tour would not be possible without the willingness of the following homeowners to share their magnificent homes with the community:

Dr. George & Colleen Johnson
1609 West Moss Avenue

David Stotz & George Traylor
209 W. Columbia Terrace

Todd & Karla Dennhardt
311 W. Armstrong

Ballance-Herschel Home
(Home of the Junior League of Peoria)
256 N.E. Randolph

We would also like to thank the many, many volunteers who make this tour possible, and our sponsors — Good Earth Landscaping DCM, Inc., Medi-Weightloss Clinic, Maloof Realty and K & S RV Consulting — for each sponsoring a home.  Opportunities for sponsorships are still available and will be promoted throughout the tour.

Please contact the Peoria Historical Society if you would like to volunteer for the tour or to become a sponsor.  Volunteers are treated to a very special “speed tour” of all six homes prior to the event.  This “sneak peek” at all six homes is our way of saying thank you.

Special thanks go to Beth Johnson (volunteer and Trolley Tour Coordinator) and Suzie Adcock (PHS Trustee and Secretary) for serving as co-chairs of the Holiday Home Tour, which takes countless hours of planning and coordination.

Happy holidays!