Last updated: 11/5/2019
Peoria, Illinois
Street Address
419 NE Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
Mailing Address
419 NE Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
phone: 309-677-7004
Monday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
Free. Donations Accepted
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Sister Lea, FSJB, Archivist/ Museum Coordinator
Sister Ann, FSJB, Archivist/ Historical Preservation and Research

Gift shop available in the museum; ballrooms, conference rooms, meeting rooms, picnic spaces, and catering available upon request.

A considerable portion of the archival work is the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum and Diocesan Historical Museum. This museum opened in 2008 with an educational mission ranging from learning about the roots of our faith, the legacy of our previous bishops, and promoting the Cause for Beatification of the Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

The Archives and Museum operate together to offer the general public several rotating exhibits throughout the year taking great pride and honor in the appreciation of the history of our Church and our Diocese.

Tours of both the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum and Diocesan Historical Museum as well as Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria are available through the museum and the Office of Divine Worship.

Artifact Collections

All the writings of Fulton J. Sheen, as well as audio and video collections of his famous show, Life is Worth Living, as well as other conferences and speeches are available in the museum upon request. A museum media center is available for previewing Sheen's work.

Research Collections

The museum in linked to the archives of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. The archives offers information of Catholics in the Diocese since it's establishment in the late 1800's. The archives and museum staff are able to help with sacramental records, genealogies, and other historical aspects of the Diocese of Peoria that might be of interest.

Educational Programs

Special tours of the museum and the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception are available upon request. Accommodations for workshops, conferences, and other programs available, and tailored perfectly for your educational needs.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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