Tazewell County Museum is hosting a community event on June 30th. The river
steamboat "Columbia" collapsed and sank on July 5th, 1918 in the
Illinois River. Of the nearly 500 passengers on board there were 87
people that lost their lives. Most of the victims were from Pekin. A Memorial
Service honoring the victims and survivors will be held at the Pekin Riverfront
Park at the foot of Court Street beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30th. For a
preview of the program, please visit http:tazewellcountymuseum.com.