Joliet Historical Museum

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204 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432 204 North Ottawa Street, Joliet Directions
+18157235201
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Art connoisseurs flock to Illinois' Joliet Area Historical Museum, where you can catch a glimpse of some of the best and brightest. This museum is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!

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Report | 8 days ago
The museum is a fun blast-from-the-past. It is very well laid out and has a wide variety of information to keep anyone's attention.
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Report | 3 months ago
Awesome place! It is small but interesting. Also very clean...
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Great history about Joliet
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Report | 5 months ago
Very nice! Workers were friendly, and the Museum had a lot of nice stuff. We loved it! :)
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Report | 2 years ago
Museum is compact and can be enjoyed in an hour or two. Interesting history, especially the Houbolt exhibit.
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Nice job of coordinating video with the display.
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Really enjoyed learning the history of the Joliet area. Great history lesson.
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This is a great place to learn of the Joliet Lockport area for those people that are interested and have had family members that have grown up in Joliet.
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Check out the old Joliet prison!
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This is a wonderful museum -- a true gem!
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By highlighting the goings-on in the community of Joliet, The Joliet Area Historical Museum scans the entirety of American history from the perspective of the town's inhabitants. Housed inside the former Ottawa Street Methodist Church, multimedia exhibits artfully assembled from audio-visual displays, touch screens, and life-size models illustrate the stories plucked from the eventful timelines of the town and its people.

Occupying two full stories, permanent exhibit The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt honors the life and work of former resident Dr. Houbolt, who had a primary role in NASA's race to the moon. The exhibit's life-size Lunar Lander even allows guests to step inside and glimpse the accommodations and controls, revealing a control panel more complicated than a single button labeled "Go to Moon." In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also keeps an active calendar full of special events.

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