Joliet Area Historical Society in Joliet, Illinois

Popularity:#2 of 9 Historical Societies in Will County#31 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#347 in Historical Societies

Joliet Area Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Joliet Area Historical Society, a Historical Society, at North Ottawa Street, Joliet IL.

Name
Joliet Area Historical Society
Address
204 North Ottawa Street
Joliet, Illinois, 60432
Phone
815-723-5201
Hours
Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM; Tue-Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sun 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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About the Joliet Area Historical Society

The Joliet Area Historical Society, located in Joliet, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Joliet. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Will County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Joliet Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Joliet public records
  • Joliet historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Joliet, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Joliet Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Will County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Joliet museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Joliet.

Local Joliet History

In Joliet, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Joliet. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Joliet Area Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Joliet history. These programs provide historical information about Joliet communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Joliet Area Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Joliet Area Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Joliet Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Joliet schools.

Contact the Joliet Area Historical Society

You may contact the Joliet Area Historical Society by calling 815-723-5201, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Joliet Area Historical Society, 204 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432.