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R. Reagan Birthday - Come Celebrate with us!

Jan 14, 2012

The Ronald Reagan Birthplace in conjunction with the Tampico Area Historical Society will be hosting the annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Party on Monday Feb. 6, 2012. In commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, the museums will be open from 10 AM until 4 PM, with tours throughout the day, along with refreshments (Birthday Cake) being served. Ronald Reagan is the only US President born in Illinois.The apartment where he was born has been restored with period furnishings similar to the early 1900's. In addition to a gift shop and museum with early Tampico memorabilia, the First National Bank has been restored with it's original fixtures. The Birthplace Museum (111-113 Main St. Tampico) is currently open by appointment and will begin weekend hours in March - Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM & Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM. From April 1 thru Oct. 31 the Birthplace will be open daily - Mondays 10 AM to 4 PM & Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM. School groups are urged to visit to learn of the early history of President Reagan and what life was like in the early 1900's. Other age groups are welcome as well. Appointments for tours can be made by calling 815-622-8705 or e-mail reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net and volunteers will be happy to accommodate you. The Tampico Area Historical Museum (119 S. Main St) has 2 floors of Tampico area memorabilia and tours of it can be arranged by contacting the same numbers. The Historical website is www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com . For more information, please contact Joan Johnson - Volunteer Coordinator Ronald Reagan Birthplace/President Tampico Historical Society - 815-622-8705 reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net.
Submitted by Joan Johnson

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.