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Geneva Park District Will Restore Historic Peck House

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources awards a grant to restore the front porch of the museum on Peck Farm Park.

The Geneva Park District received an Illinois Public Museum Capital Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to restore the front porch of the historic Peck House, as well as redevelop the exhibits in the house. 

“This grant allows us to develop and expand exhibits, create an engaging educational atmosphere, and preserve the historic value of Peck Farm Park,” said Trish Burns, manager of Peck Farm Park.

This project is part of the $15 million awarded to public museums across Illinois to improve facilities and develop new exhibits while creating more than 370 jobs. Supported by Gov.  Patd Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, these investments will provide the millions of people who visit Illinois’ public museums each year with a better understanding of Illinois’ culture, history and natural heritage. 

Geneva Park District owns and maintains approximately 700 acres of open space.

For more information, please visit www.genevaparks.org or call (630) 232-4542.

 

SOURCE: Geneva Park District

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