Peoria Riverfront museum open for one month

By Audrey Williams

November 20, 2012 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- It has been exactly one month since Peoria's new Riverfront Museum opened.

President and CEO of the museum Jim Richerson says guests are generally 'wowed' by the exhibits and the giant screen theater.

From children to history and theater buffs, he says the museum offers something for everyone.

He adds, so far, daily attendance numbers are on par for the expected averages.

"Attendance-wise, I feel real good about where we're at right now 'cause normally in the fall, it's usually a little quieter, but we are new and I think that's certainly a boost. In the spring is when things should really take off," he said.

Since the opening, several features have been added and Richerson said that will continue for awhile.

"We have opened part of the collections gallery. We have added some of the features to our galleries as they've come online. A couple of new things have opened in the Illinois River Gallery," said Richerson.

Also, the international feature gallery, which will host two to three features each year, will have an Ansel Adams exhibit coming April of 2013.

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