Peoria Riverfront Museum http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria Riverfront Museum features the odd and unusual http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-riverfront-museum-features-odd-and-unusual <p>Nathan Irwin and Suzette Boulais talk with Ann Schmitt from the Peoria Riverfront Musuem, about their exhibit, "The Science of <em>Ripley's Believe It or Not</em>." It presents an array of of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats -- along with the science behind them. The exhibit runs through September 7th.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 25921 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Riverfront Museum features the odd and unusual Peoria celebrates year as All-America City http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-celebrates-year-all-america-city <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Peoria culminated its year-long All America City celebration with a party at the Riverfront Museum.</span></p><div> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:25:32 +0000 Tamie Yost 25570 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria celebrates year as All-America City New CEO shares vision for Peoria Riverfront Museum http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-ceo-shares-vision-peoria-riverfront-museum <p><a href="http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/about/staff/meet-the-ceo--2">Sam Gappmayer</a> is the new President and CEO of the <a href="http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/">Peoria Riverfront Museum</a>. He talks about his plans for the museum: He hopes to make it more "nimble," to pursue programming that reflects the region and be&nbsp; open to collaboration with partners across the community. He also talks about one of the Museum's current exhibits. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17107 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New CEO shares vision for Peoria Riverfront Museum Astronaut Celebrates Apollo 8 Anniversary in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/astronaut-celebrates-apollo-8-anniversary-illinois <p>Retired astronaut Jim Lovell was in Chicago today, recreating Apollo 8's famous Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. As Brian Mackey reports, the original came at the end of a tumultuous year.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:45:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 16739 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Astronaut Celebrates Apollo 8 Anniversary in Illinois Peoria's Hidden Treasures - October 21, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-hidden-treasures-october-21-2013 <p>As part of the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists, the Peoria Public Library is displaying the Balance Crazy Quilt and other works on loan from the Peoria Historical Society. The Peoria Women’s Club is furnished with multiple artifacts and works of art, including several paintings by sisters Nona and Emily White. And the Peoria Riverfront Museum is showing eight newly-acquired works by women artists.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:55:22 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13714 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PRM offers entry fee changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/prm-offers-entry-fee-changes <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Riverfront Museum is working to attract more visitors. The museum is lowering fares for various activities, effective immediately.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:11:40 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger 10867 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PRM offers entry fee changes "Science Rocks!" at Peoria Riverfront Museum http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/science-rocks-peoria-riverfront-museum <p></p><p>The Peoria Riverfront Museum is opening free to the public Saturday. Peoria County is hosting the event promoting scientific history in Peoria. “Science Rocks!” includes free admission to all museum galleries and the planetarium. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:47:39 +0000 Orko Manna 9840 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "Science Rocks!" at Peoria Riverfront Museum Out and About - July 5, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-july-5-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Kristan McKinsey from the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Their exhibit, "Ansel Adams: Western Exposure" includes more than 120 of Adams' photographs, including many which have rarely been publicly displayed. Other items in the exhibit include drawings, camera equipment&nbsp;and Adams' personal items. The exhibit has been curated by daughter-in-law, Jeanne Adams. It continues through September 22nd. Also on display at the museum is "Lincoln: Self-Made in America," which chronicles Lincoln's early life, political career, Presidency and assassination. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 8313 at http://peoriapublicradio.org W.D. Boyce Council hosting event at Peoria Riverfront Museum http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wd-boyce-council-hosting-event-peoria-riverfront-museum <p></p><p>The W.D. Boyce Council is hosting a special fundraiser at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Sunday. The goal is to help raise money for a new Pool Shower House at the Ingersoll Scout Reservation in London Mills. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Orko Manna 7975 at http://peoriapublicradio.org W.D. Boyce Council hosting event at Peoria Riverfront Museum Richerson out as PRM President and CEO http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/richerson-out-prm-president-and-ceo <p></p><p></p><div>Jim Richerson is no longer running the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The announcement comes after the Museum failed to provide Peoria County with contractually required financial information. Peoria County voters approved a quarter of one percent sales tax increase to build the museum in 2009.</div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:25:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 5698 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Richerson out as PRM President and CEO