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June 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.