Upcoming programs

STAR WARS DAY - Saturday, June 2nd
11am until 4:00pm

Join us for the 9th Annual Star Wars Day that takes place at the Joliet Public Library, Joliet Area Historical Museum and other downtown Joliet venues including the Rialto Square Theatre!  The parade kicks off directly in front of the Museum at 11:00am and proceeds to Cass Street, to Chicago Street and then to Clinton Street in front of the Library.

The entire event is FREE to the public!  Check out the schedule of events at the Museum;


Tuesday Talks at the Museum

April 3rd through August 2018 

We will have different and unique Discussions or Guided Tours at 11am every Tuesday through August with light refreshments served, and Half Price Admission - so stop on by and bring some friends or family.  Museum Members are Free! You can call Jessamyn at (815) 723-5201 ext.226 for more info.

May 22nd - Mike Johnson - A Personal History of the Old Joliet Prison
May 29th - Phyllis Schulte - Building Endor & Prep for Star Wars
June 5th - Phyllis Schulte - Monarch Butterflies
June 12th - Frank Kalisik, Joliet in the Civil War
June 19th - John Bitterman, Joliet's Breweries
June 26th - TBA
July 10th - TBA
July 17th - Lynne Lichtenauer, History of the Rialto
July 24th - Stuart Pearson, Enchanted Hours
July 31st - Nick Macris, Burnham's Architecture
August 7th - Heather Bigeck, McAllister's Influence on High School Band Programs (JTHS Band)
August 14th - Cathleen Schultz, Against the Odds: Joliet's Rise from the Ashes
August 21st - Lorin Schab, Midewin Bunkers

August 28th - Barb Newberg, Preserving Historic Houses

**Half price admission will be valid between 10am and 12pm even if you do not attend the talk!


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