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June Meeting

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo of Corey Curtis

Corey Curtis, member of the Peoria Historical Society, will discuss

The Abolition Movement and Underground Railroad in Peoria

Corey’s Research:  I started about a year and a half ago. I was and still am a docent at the Pettengill House on Moss.   And I started reading about Moses Pettengill and his operations in the Underground Railroad, the abolitionist movement. And I wanted to learn more. But there wasn’t much that was easily found. So I started diving in deeper and deeper. And a year and a half later, we get a presentation. It’s a pretty concise history of the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement here in Peoria.

— Interview by WCBU, February 2022

About Corey:  Corey Curtis lives in Peoria and is currently studying to be a history teacher.  He has been volunteering with the Peoria Historical Society since 2017.  Corey does walking and bus tours for the Peoria Historical Society on the Civil War, Haunted Peoria, and a Naughty to Nice tour (pretty much a history of Peoria’s history on the illegal underground markets).  He also serves as a docent for the Pettengill-Morron House.

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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