Dirksen Program in Tiskilwa Rescheduled for Monday, October 18
Because of dangerous weather conditions, last Monday's program in Tiskilwa was moved to the same time (7:00 p.m.), same place (Museum on Main) on this Monday, October 18. The Tiskilwa Historical Society invites the community to come on down to the Museum on Main to hear details and see photos of Pekin's favorite son, Senator Everett Dirksen, and his legendary life of accomplishments in a presentation by Director of the Dirksen Congressional Center, Tiffany White. The threate
Everett Dirksen Featured on October 11 at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main
With his gravelly voice, love of oratory, and unkempt hair-do, United States Senator Everett M. Dirksen was an icon of mid-twentieth century politics. Details of the life and legend of this native of Pekin will be the focus of a community program on Monday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the community room of Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main. The Dirksen Congressional Center’s executive director, Tiffany White, will present photos and stories, detailing how Dirksen rose from humble beg
Dirksen Program on October 11 at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main
The Dirksen Congressional Center’s executive director, Tiffany White, will present a program on former Senator Everett Dirksen at 7:00 p.m. in the community room of Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main on Monday, October 11. A Pekin native, Dirksen rose to the highest levels of governmental influence in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked across the aisle for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted.