Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Mon June 9, 2014
Public comment sought on bringing LST 325 to Peoria
The owners of the World War II naval craft and museum are considering a move to Peoria when its contract ends with Evansville, Indiana next year. The ship has lived at the Evansville port for a decade, but has seen declining attendance.
Bringing the floating military museum to Peoria could cost the city one-point-five million dollars. Peoria residents have three ways to weigh in on the issue: a public meeting at 6:30 next Tuesday night at the Gateway Building, an online survey and a Facebook page. The city council will consider the public’s response at its June 24th meeting.