A Soft Knock on the Door: The Abolition Movement in Peoria
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Commemorate Juneteenth at Pettengill-Morron House Museum
A Soft Knock on the Door: The Abolition
Movement in Peoria with Corey Curtis
Sunday, June 26 at 1 or 2:30 pm.
Learn about the Underground Railroad in Peoria and local efforts to end slavery
with historian Corey Curtis, then enjoy a guided tour of Pettengill-Moron House,
built by abolitionist Moses Pettengill. Curtis will also discuss the role of African-American troops from Peoria who were in south Texas on June 19, 1865 when two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved people learned they were free, a day now commemorated as Juneteenth.
Tickets $20 at 309tix.com or at the door
For more information contact Peoria Historical Society at 309-674-1921.