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  • The Princess Bride - Valentine's Weekend

    (Theater - From Friday, February 12, 2016 until Sunday, February 14, 2016)

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    The Princess Bride

    Feb 12, 13 & 14  |  7 pm   (Fri, Feb 12 & Sat, Feb 13 - SOLD OUT!)

    Tickets: $5 members  |  $7.50 adult  | $6.50 seniors (age 60+)  |  $5.50 youth (ages 3-17)

    Purchase tickets: click here

    A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.

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  • Cool Chemistry Demonstrations

    (General - Saturday, February 13, 2016)

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    Cool Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Feb 13  |  1-2 pm

    Lobby

    Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations in the museum lobby. Safe and fun for the whole family!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Romance Under the Stars | Feb 13, 14 - SOLD OUT!

    (Planetarium - From Saturday, February 13, 2016 until Sunday, February 14, 2016)

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    Romance Under the Stars 

    Sat, Feb 13  |  6:45 pm - SOLD OUT!

    Sat, Feb 13  |  8-9 pm - SOLD OUT!

    Sun, Feb 14  |  8-9 pm - SOLD OUT!

    Dome Planetarium

    This Valentine’s Day weekend, join us for a special tour of the Cosmos, as we explore romantic constellations in Peoria's night sky, and visit the most breathtaking places in the Universe using our real-time Uniview system. A complimentary glass of wine and small bag of chocolates included.

    $15 Members  l  $20 Public

    All materials included. Must be 21 or older. 

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  • Super Saturday: Bridge Building!

    (General - Saturday, February 13, 2016)

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    Super Saturday: Bridge Building!

    Sat, Feb 13  |  1-2 pm

    Lobby

    Join knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers as we explore the science behind building bridges!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Adventures in Science!

    (General - Saturday, February 13, 2016)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Adventures in Science!

    Sat, Feb 13  |  10am-3pm

    The event includes everything your Scout needs to earn the Adventures in Science! belt loop including star-gazing in the Dome Planetarium, a science demonstration by Dr. Campbell, and experiments in chemistry and electricity. There will also be a free exploration time and a snack break (please pack a snack—snacks not provided). While the event is intended for Webelos scouts to earn their Adventures in Science! belt loop, it is open to Scouts and family members of all ages.

    $30 per Scout

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Group rates are available for groups of 15 and more, and includes 1 chaperone free per 5 Scouts. All other adults pay regular admission upon arrival.

    Tickets and more info available at the museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Opens

    (Exhibit - From Saturday, February 20, 2016 until Monday, May 30, 2016)

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    American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Opening

    Exhibit run: Feb 20 - May 30, 2016

    International Feature Gallery

    Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carrie Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this world-premiere exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life. American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is curated by Daniel Okrent, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

    Additional $3 charge with general admission for non-members.

    For more information call 309.686.7000.  

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  • Wine & Art Night | Painting with Jana Maxwell

    (General - Saturday, February 20, 2016)

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    Wine & Art Night   |  Painting with Jana Maxwell 

    Sat, Feb. 20 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    This session on painting is taught by local artist Jana Maxwell. Grab a few friends or plan to make new ones, enjoy a selections of wines, as you paint a piece on canvas! Create a unique piece for yourself to enjoy or as a special gift!

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info are available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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    All materials are included, Must be 21 or older only. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Taylor Stef at 309.863.3034. This program requires at least 3 participants to run.

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  • Engineering Day | Free Day

    (General - Sunday, February 21, 2016)

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    Engineering Day   |  Free Day

    Sun, Feb 21  |  12-5 pm

    Free & Open to the Public

    A FREE DAY at the Riverfront Museum generously sponsored by local engineering groups. The Museum will be packed with engineers providing hands on activities, exhibits, demonstrations, videos, and more. Ask these professionals and enthusiasts your engineering questions, explore potential career options, and visit the rest of the Museum!

    Free for public and members to explore all galleries and planetarium shows.

    For more information call 309.686.7000. Free general admission does not include the Giant Screen Theater.

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    25th Annual ASCE Bridge Contest (ASCE = American Society of Civil Engineers) 

    6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to enter the ASCE Bridge Contest. Test your imagination and your technical skill by building a bridge out of 3 x 5" index cards. Enter your bridge in the competition, and see how much weight it can support. Bridges will be tested at 1:30 pm on Engineering Day in the museum's auditorium. 

    The deadline for entering the Bridge Contest is February 1, 2016. Click here for the registration form and more information. 

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  • Buffalo Wild Wings Night - Support the Museum!

    (General - Monday, February 22, 2016)

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    Buffalo Wild Wings Night - Support Riverfront Museum!

    Eat in or Take Out! Must Use Coupon!

    Mon, Feb 22  |  5-9 PM

    Buffalo Wild Wings - Grand Prairie

    On Monday, February 22 from 5-9pm enjoy dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings at the Shoppes of Grand Prairie. Take this ticket with you and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your purchase to Peoria Riverfront Museum. You must have a printed copy of the ticket, and it’s valid with dine-in or carryout. It’s an easy and delicious way to support Peoria Riverfront Museum!

    Download your ticket here!

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  • Educator Open House

    (General - Tuesday, February 23, 2016)

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    Educator Open House

    Tues, Feb. 23 | 6-8:30 pm

    Lobby, Dome Planetarium, Galleries, Giant Screen Theater

    Educator Open House is a chance for area teachers to visit the Riverfront Museum for free with school ID or affiliation, receive a complimentary coupon booklet, explore the exhibitions, Dome Planetarium, Giant Screen Theater, and educational and outreach opportunities! We'll be featuring our newest exhibition, American Spirits:The Rise and Fall of Prohibition and our newly redone Street gallery on Peoria's history. All of our new and returning outreach programs will be on display in the lobby with knowledgeable staff on hand. Don't forget the field trip raffle; one lucky classroom will win a free field trip to the Museum's galleries! A light snack and refreshments will be available of cookies, coffee, and for educators ages 21+ a beer or glass of wine.

    Free for educators with school ID or affiliation. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

    RSVP or direct questions to Heather Placko at 309.863.3013 or hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

    To look at our educator guides, click here.

    For more information and the schedule, click here.

    To download the event flyer, click here.

    Free Covered Parking off Water St. For more information call 309.863.3013.

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  • FREE Premiere: WTVP's "Distilleries to Stills: Peoria's Prohibition"

    (Theater - Thursday, February 25, 2016)

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    FREE Premiere: WTVP's "Distilleries to Stills: Peoria's Prohibition"

    Thu, Feb 25  |  6-7:30 pm

    FREE with reservation!

    Giant Screen Theater

    See the premiere of WTVP's 30-minute special on the local history of prohibition, "Distilleries to Stills: Prohibition in Peoria," produced by H. Wayne Wilson and William Baker and narrated by Brian “Fox” Ellis. Immediately following the Prohibition special, enjoy a 30-minute preview of Prohibition the documentary film series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick which will air on WTVP in its entirety on March 7, 14, and 21. Coffee and cookies will be served in the Giant Screen Theater lobby before the premiere.

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    Reserve your free tickets online now - click here

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  • Laser Light Night | Lasperopolis & Beatles

    (Planetarium - Friday, February 26, 2016)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHTS  |  Laseropolis & Beatles

    Fri, Feb. 26
    6 pm - Laser Beatles
    7 pm - Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)

    Dome Planetarium

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show! 35-50 min. (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

    TICKETS
    Members: free  |  Public: $5 one show, $8 both shows  (available at the front desk or by calling 686.7000)

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Peoria Whiskey Capital of the World Dinner & Lecture

    (General - Thursday, March 3, 2016)

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    Peoria Whiskey Capital of the World Dinner & Lecture

    Thu, Mar 3  |  5:30-9 pm

    ~SPECIAL OFFER: Get 25% OFF tickets to "Bullets Over Broadway The Musical" Mar 1 & 2 at Peoria Civic Center when you purchase a ticket to our Peoria Whiskey Capital of the World Dinner & Lecture!~

    SCHEDULE

    Whiskey-Themed Dinner*, including cocktails and a visit to American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
    5:30-7:30 pm  |  Galleries, Lobby

    A Free Lecture** featuring Bernie Drake, John Leyland, and Jon Williams (of J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC)
    7:30-9 pm  |  Giant Screen Theater

    Peoria Historical Society, Peoria Area World Affairs Council, and Peoria Riverfront Museum are hosting a whiskey-themed dinner (see below for the menu), including cocktail hour and visit to American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, followed by a free lecture in the Giant Screen Theater. The panel lecture, focusing on Peoria’s past and present role in the world whiskey market, will feature three local experts: Bernie Drake, John Leyland, and Jon Williams (of J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC).

    $45 for members of Peoria Historical Society, Peoria Area World Affairs Council, and/or Peoria Riverfront Museum  |  $50 public
    (Members of Peoria Historical Society and Peoria Area World Affairs Council (who are not also members of the Riverfront Museum), please call 309-863-3013 to register.)

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    *Deadline for purchasing dinner tickets: Friday, February 26, 2016. Guests preferring a vegetarian option for dinner, please call 309-863-3013.

    **For entrance to the free lecture only (dinner NOT included), call 309-863-3013 to register, limited seats available.

    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Dinner catered by Cracked Pepper:
    Appetizers:

    Braised bacon crostini with peach glaze
    Brie with whiskey and cherry chutney on toasted foccacia
    Plated Dinner:
    Whiskey-glazed chicken breast Smoked cheddar whipped potatoes Honey garlic Parisian carrots Tossed house salad with bacon vinaigrette Dinner rolls with butter Carrot cake with maple cream cheese icing

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

    (General - Friday, March 4, 2016)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Featuring Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

    Fri, Mar. 4  |  7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Featuring wines from Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Mackinaw, Illinois. Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a spectacular full-dome night sky. Enjoy the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe with an astronomy expert as your guideWine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with a variety of local wines under a full-dome spectacular night sky. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or sparkling juice, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission.

    $25 members | $30 public

    Purchase tickets online here.

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars 2016 Schedule

    Fri, May 13, 2016 | 7-9 pm
    Wines from: August Hill Winery, Utica, IL

    Fri, July 22, 2016  |  7-9 pm
    Wines from: Kickapoo Creek Winery, Edwards, IL

    Fri, Aug 19, 2016  |  7-9 pm
    Wines from: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw, IL

    Limited seating, advance registration requested. Register in person at the information desk or by phone: 309-686-7000

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  • LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival

    (Theater - From Friday, March 4, 2016 until Saturday, March 5, 2016 - Fridays, and Saturdays only)

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    Presented by: Bradley University Women's & Gender Studies Program

    Fri, Mar. 4 | 7:00 PM

    Sat, Mar. 5 | 7:00 PM

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    Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. - See more at: www.lunafest.org

    Film lineup:

    Balsa Wood by Dominique Lecchi
    Beach Flags by Sarah Saidan
    Boxeadora by Meg Smaker
    Finding June by Anna Schumacher
    First World Problems by Hanna Maylett
    Raising Ryland by Sarah Feeley

    Buy tickets online now: click here.

    Benefitting Breast Cancer Fund & The Center for Prevention of Abuse

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  • Prohibition Family Day

    (General - Saturday, March 5, 2016)

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    Prohibition Family Day

    Sat, Mar. 5 | 11 am-2 pm

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    Join the Riverfront Museum for a family-friendly event that is free with general admission. Prohibition Family Day will feature a 1920s game station, invention and history trivia from the 1920s, and make-and-take activities! You will enjoy a performance by Bradley University's Hilltop Combo from 11-noon and Bradley University's Swing Dance Society from 12:45-1:45 pm.

    Free for members and with general admission

    For more information call 309.686.7000.

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  • Super Saturday: Van de Graaff!

    (General - Saturday, March 12, 2016)

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    Super Saturday: Van de Graaff!

    Sat, Mar. 12 | 1-2 pm

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    Join knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers as we explore the science behind a Van de Graaff machine!

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Speakeasy Saturdays | Brewing Beer in the River City: Talk & Tasting

    (General - Saturday, March 12, 2016)

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    Speakeasy Saturdays  |  Brewing Beer in the River City: Talk & Tasting

    Sat, Mar 12  |  2-4 pm

    Auditorium

    Join Peoria Brewing Co master brewer Todd Hayes and accomplished home brewer Brian Buss on their journey to brewing great tasting beers. Complementary 5 oz beer tasting glass included.

    $30 members  |  $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets and more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All materials included. Must be 21 or older. Seating is limited for this event.

    Upcoming Speakeasy Saturday Series:

    The Rise of Craft Beer: Talk & Tapping - Sat, Apr 2  |  4-6 pm
    Featuring nationally recognized beer writer Stan Hieronymus, Peoria's first craft beer entrepreneur Steve King, and co-host of the radio show "Kegs & Eggs" Matt Rixner of the Fox Pub. Includes craft beer tasting and special beer tapping from Left Hand Brewing. Complementary 5 oz beer tasting glass included. $30 members | $33 public

    Whiskies of the World: Tutorial & Tasting - Sat, May 14  |  2-4 pm
    Join Hugh Higgins, Whiskey Aficionado and owner of Hearth restaurant, for a tutorial on whiskey and tasting.  Complementary 5 oz beer tasting glass included. $30 members | $33 public

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  • RepRapFest Mini 3D Printing Festival

    (General - Wednesday, March 16, 2016)

    RepRapFest Mini 3D Printing Festival

    Wed, Mar 16  |  6:30 - 9 pm

    Auditorium

    Interested in 3D printing? How about building your own machine? Did you already build one? Whether your completely new or an experienced veteran to 3D printing you'll find something fun and interested at the Second annual RepRapFest Mini! held by RiverCityLabs. Come check out the latest in DIY and desktop 3D printing, both from the commercial world and from benches of Makers from around the area. Also check out RiverCityLabs Full body 3D scanner and get scanned!

    Do you have a printer? Show up a little early and bring it to show off! We want to see what your up to and what you have done!

    This event is sponsored by RiverCityLabs and is free of charge. To learn more about RiverCityLabs, click here

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  • Interplanetary 5K Race + Walk & Fun Run

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 19, 2016)

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    Interplanerary 5K Race  |   Run the Planets!

    Sat, Mar. 19

    Auditorium (check in), Gateway Building (start & finish line)

    The annual 2016 Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk and 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run is here! The course is entirely flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina). All pre-registered race participants have the option to receive a moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. 

    For more information, click here.

    To register, click here.   

    For questions please contact Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309-863-3030.

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  • Silver Screen Saturdays: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

    (General - Saturday, March 19, 2016)

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    Silver Screen Saturdays: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

    Sat, Mar 19  |  6 pm

    Small-time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner's daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang - hapless driver C.W. (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's suave older brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's flibbertigibbet wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons) - could destroy them all. Run time: 111 min.

    Rated R

    $7.50 adult   |  $5.50 youth (3-17)   |  $6.50 senior (60+)  |  $5 member

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

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  • Laser Light Night | Vinyl & Pop

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 26, 2016)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT  |  Vinyl & Pop

    Sat, Mar. 26
    6 pm | Laser Vinyl (Classic Rock)
    7 pm | Laser Pop (Popular Music Across the Decades)

    Dome Planetarium

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show! 35-50 min. (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

    TICKETS
    Members: free | Public: $5 one show, $8 both shows (available at the front desk or by calling 686.7000)

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Art-spiration: Lions & Lambs!

    (General - Saturday, March 26, 2016)

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    Art-spiration: Lions & Lambs!

    Sat, Mar. 26 | 2-3 pm

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    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly art workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination! 

    Free to members and with regular paid admission. Call 309-686-7000 for more information.

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  • Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour | Mar 26

    (General - Saturday, March 26, 2016)

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    Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour

    Sat, Mar 26   |   1:30-3 pm

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    In the late 19th century, Peoria was known as the Whiskey Capital of the world. Join John Leyland, a Peoria Historical Society guide, as we roll out the barrel on the whiskey days of Peoria. We'll visit the famous Peoria distillery row, find the old Peoria breweries, and see the whiskey barons' homes. Return to the gilded age and Peoria's whiskey days with the roll out the barrel tour. 

    $18 members   |  $18 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    All ages welcome. Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Upcoming Tour Date:
    Sat, Apr 30  |  1:30-3 pm

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  • Silver Screen Saturdays: The Great Gatsby 3D

    (General - Saturday, April 2, 2016)

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    Silver Screen Saturdays: The Great Gatsby 3D (2013)

    Sat, Apr 2  |  6 pm

    Midwest native Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton). Thus, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and -- as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits -- pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy. Runtime: 143 min.

    Rated PG-13

    $7.50 adult  |  $5.50 youth (3-17)  |  $6.50 senior (60+)  |  $5 member

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

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  • Speakeasy Saturdays | The Rise of Craft Beer: Talk & Tapping

    (General - Saturday, April 2, 2016)

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    Speakeasy Saturdays  |  The Rise of Craft Beer: Talk & Tapping

    Sat, Apr. 2  |  4-6 pm

    Auditorium

    Featuring nationally recognized beer writer Stan Hieronymus, Peoria's first craft beer entrepreneur Steve King, and co-host of the radio show "Kegs & Eggs" Matt Rixner of the Fox Pub. Includes craft beer tasting and special beer tapping from Left Hand Brewing. Complementary 5 oz beer tasting glass included.

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets and more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All materials included. Must be 21 or older. Seating is limited for this event.

    Upcoming Speakeasy Saturday Series:

    Whiskies of the World: Tutorial & Tasting - Sat, May 14  |  2-4 pm
    Join Hugh Higgins, Whiskey Aficionado and owner of Hearth restaurant, for a tutorial on whiskey and tasting. Complementary 5 oz beer tasting glass included. $30 members | $33 public

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  • Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour & Tasting | Apr 9

    (General - Saturday, April 9, 2016)

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    Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour & Tasting  |  J.K. Williams

    Sat, Apr 9  |  1:30-4 pm

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    In the late 19th century, Peoria was known as the Whiskey Capital of the world. Join Bernie Drake, a Peoria Historical Society guide, as we roll out the barrel on the whiskey days of Peoria. We'll visit the famous Peoria distillery row, find the old Peoria breweries, and see the whiskey barons' homes. Then we'll visit the J.K. Williams Distillery, a craft distiller, for a private tour and tasting and to see how they make fine whiskey today. In addition to tasting up to 4 varieties of spirits, each participant will receive a souvenir glass and signature cocktail. 

    $28 members | $28 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Must be 21 or older. Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Upcoming Tour & Tasting Date:
    Sat, May 7  | 1:30-4 pm
    Featuring a tasting at Peoria Brewing Company

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  • Silver Screen Saturdays: The Untouchables (1987)

    (General - Saturday, April 16, 2016)

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    Silver Screen Saturdays: The Untouchables (1987)

    Sat, Apr 16  |  6 PM

    After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) attempts to take Capone down, even his best efforts fail due to widespread corruption within the Windy City's police force. Recruiting an elite group of lawmen who won't be swayed by bribes or fear, including Irish-American cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), Ness renews his determination to bring Capone to justice. Runtime: 119 min.

    Rated R

    $7.50 adult  |   $5.50 youth (3-17)  |  $6.50 senior (60+)   |  $5 member

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

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  • FREE Lecture: Voting & Vodka - Prohibition & Women's Suffrage

    (General - Sunday, April 17, 2016)

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    Voting and Vodka: The Relationship Between Prohibition and Women's Suffrage

    A FREE lecture featuring Andrew Civettini, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science at Knox College

    Sun, Apr 17  |  2-3 pm

    Auditorium

    Today we are accustomed to organized political groups working to educate and mobilize citizens for all sorts of causes, lobbying the government, and attempting to influence elections. The tactics of modern interest groups were developed in large part by the women's suffrage and temperance movements. These movements were linked in many ways, with the success of one tied to the success of the other. In this lecture, Dr. Andrew Civettini will explore the relationship between the quests for Prohibition and women's suffrage and how the two movements redefined voting and American politics more broadly on their way to amending the Constitution.

    Andrew Civettini is an associate professor of political science at Knox College. He earned a BA from Grinnell College as well as an MA and PhD from the University of Iowa. He is a scholar of American politics broadly, with specific focus on elections and the psychology of voter decision-making.

    Free and open to the public.

    For more info is available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Bootleggers Bash Fundraiser

    (General - Friday, April 22, 2016)

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    Bootleggers Bash Fundraiser

    Fri, Apr 22  |  6-9 pm

    Join us for a night of food, music & fun

    Gourmet delights from 10+ of Central Illinois' favorite eateries. Enjoy live music, dancing, a silent auction, and much more! Vote for your favorite restaurant in the People's Choice award!

    Support the Museum & have a great time!
    Single $55  |  Couple $100

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  • Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour | Apr 30

    (General - Saturday, April 30, 2016)

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    Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour

    Sat, Apr 30  |  1:30-3 pm

    Lobby, Riverfront Museum Bus

    In the late 19th century, Peoria was known as the Whiskey Capital of the world. Join John Leyland, a Peoria Historical Society guide, as we roll out the barrel on the whiskey days of Peoria. We'll visit the famous Peoria distillery row, find the old Peoria breweries, and see the whiskey barons' homes. Return to the gilded age and Peoria's whiskey days with the roll out the barrel tour.

    $18 members  |  $18 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    All ages welcome. Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • FREE Lecture: The Road to the Eighteenth Amendment

    (General - Sunday, May 1, 2016)

    "The Road to the Eighteenth Amendment: Legal Regulation of Alcohol in American History" 

    A FREE lecture featuring James Springer, JD, PhD

    Sun, May  1  |  2 pm

    Auditorium

    This presentation discusses the history of the policies of the United States government in dealing with alcohol, from taxation through the banning alcohol in the Eighteenth Amendment and a repeal of the ban in the Twenty-First Amendment. James Springer is a shareholder in the law firm of Kavanagh, Scully, Dudow, White & Frederick. P. C. He hold a Juris Doctor degree and a doctorate in anthropology.

    Free and open to the public.

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

  • Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour & Tasting | May 7

    (General - Saturday, May 7, 2016)

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    Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour & Tasting   |  Peoria Brewing Company

    Sat, May 7  |  1:30-4 pm

    Lobby, Riverfront Museum Bus

    In the late 19th century, Peoria was known as the Whiskey Capital of the world. Join Bernie Drake, a Peoria Historical Society guide, as we roll out the barrel on the whiskey days of Peoria. We'll visit the famous Peoria distillery row, find the old Peoria breweries, and see the whiskey barons' homes and visit the whiskey barons in Springdale Cemetery. Then we will visit the Peoria Brewing Company, a craft brewery, to see how they brew craft beer. Each participant will receive a flight of beers to taste. 

    $28 members | $28 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Must be 21 or over. Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Speakeasy Saturdays | Whiskies of the World: Tutorial & Tasting

    (General - Saturday, May 14, 2016)

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    Speakeasy Saturdays  |  Whiskies of the World: Tutorial & Tasting

    Sat, May 14  |  2-4 pm

    Auditorium

    Join Hugh Higgins, Whiskey Aficionado and owner of Hearth restaurant, for a tutorial on whiskey and tasting. Complementary 5 oz beer tasting glass included.

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets and more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All materials included. Must be 21 or older. Seating is limited for this event.

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