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“at the intersection of Route 66 and Lincoln Highway”
Located at the historic intersection of Route 66 and Lincoln Highway, the Joliet Area Historical Museum occupies the space formerly known as the Ottawa Street Methodist Church at the intersection of Cass and Ottawa Streets in downtown Joliet. Since its opening in the fall of 2002, the museum's main exhibition gallery serves as an introduction to the many stories of the Joliet area and its people. Exhibits are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio-visual presentations, life-size models, award-winning touch screen visuals, and even a step-in Lunar Lander Simulator for your interaction as you explore how the past shaped the world you now enjoy. Temporary exhibits and targeted educational programming provide additional interpretive opportunities. The Joliet Area Historical Museum has come into existence from efforts of the City of Joliet, the Joliet Area Historical Society, Joliet Junior College and Joliet citizens. The city purchased the church, and the Joliet Area Historical Museum was incorporated into a 501(c) non-profit organization in 1999.
Small but cute. The museum went over things and people that make this small town special. Really liked it. Brain was very helpful and friendly too. Read more
Exciting and great history of Joliet Illinois. The staff are amazing. The structures and presentations are fantastic. Read more
First time coming here. I wanted a place to enjoy some walking around and educational sight seeing. This place is hands down amazing for what's crammed into this museum. For a small fee, you get... Read more
Joliet Area Historical Museum
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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