The next meeting of the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Ehrlicher Research Center, 719 N 11th St., Pekin.

Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman will be the guest speaker. He will speak about Dr. Thomas J. Murphy, a Civil War soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at Vicksburg.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit or call 477-3044.