OLLI toured the Peoria Riverfront Museum in late July.
We started our behind-the-scenes tour in the planetarium where Sheldon Shafer,Director of Education/Planetarium Curator, explained the technology behind the sky of stars and whet our appetite with a snippet of the Black Holes film.
Ann Schmidt, Assistant Director/Curator of Education, guided us in the Ansel Adams gallery and "The Street," a dramatic exhibit designed with a sense of grandeur, with a large media display to immerse visitors in more than 300 years of Peoria's rich history.
In addition, we learned about a few of the building features and practices that make it an environmentally sustainable museum.
OLLI would like to thank the outstanding staff at the Peoria Riverfront Museum for such an enjoyable tour.