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August Meeting

August 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
Photo of Jared Olar - Library Assistant at Pekin Public Library

Jared Olar
Local History Program Coordinator
Pekin Public Library
will present

Memories of Pekin’s Bridges

Jared will discuss the history of the various Pekin Illinois River bridges – sharing old photographs and clippings.

He will explain when and how Pekin’s first bridge across the Illinois River (“the old plank bridge”) was built.

Jared will then talk about how the old lift bridge came to be built early in the Great Depression. 

Finally, he will conclude his presentation with the story of how the current John T. McNaughton Bridge eventually replaced the lift bridge.

Jared’s Bio:  For over the past decade Jared Olar has been the Pekin Public Library’s local history and genealogy specialist.  Jared’s many responsibilities include overseeing the library’s Local History Room collection and archives, assisting patrons with historical and genealogical research, assisting patrons with finding publications, researching topics and posting articles to the library’s From the Local History Room weblog (said articles also published weekly in the local newspaper), presenting library programs on local history, discharging and sorting returned materials.

Business meeting will follow.

Details

Date:
August 8, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Ehrlicher Research Center
719 N 11th Street
Pekin, IL 61554 United States
Phone:
(309) 477-3044

Organizer

TCGHS
Phone:
309 477-3044
Email:
tcghs@tcghs.org
Website:
www.tcghs.org

Additional Donation to TCGHS (opt):

TCGHS is a non-partisan, 501(c3) non-profit educational research institution whose mission is to "stimulate interest; to collect, preserve, and safeguard records; and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage."

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