Lydia Moss Bradley

Repairs to Bradley University’s iconic Lydia Moss Bradley statue are expected to take about a month. 

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The much loved Lydia Moss Bradley statue that graces the circle drive in the heart of Bradley University’s campus is absent, at least for now.

Bradley University

The headstones of Lydia Moss Bradley and her father Zeally Moss received honorary markers yesterday from the Daughters of the American Revolution. The family burial site and headstones in Springdale Cemetery now have permanently affixed markers recognizing Zeally Moss as a soldier in the Revolutionary War and Lydia Moss Bradley’s headstone as a Real Daughter. The Real Daughter designation identifies those whose fathers were soldiers. Zeally Moss saw the surrender of Cornwallis in the Revolutionary War.

Moss Bradley Turns 200

Jul 29, 2016
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Lydia Moss Bradley was born 200 years ago Sunday. The Peoria community celebrated her bicentennial and life Friday at her grave site in Springdale Cemetery.