Take home a piece of Joliet history or Route 66 memorabilia!
Our shop is stocked with distinctive items that are perfect for gift giving, decorating your home or office, and serving as a keepsake of your Museum visit.
Ida B. Wells, an American icon of truth. Born into slavery, pioneer of investigative journalism, crusader against lynching, and advocate for suffrage. Co-founder of the NAACP and a leader in the early civil rights movement. In 1970 her memoir was originally published by her daughter, Alfreda M. Duster. In 2020, a new edition of her memoir was published with a new afterword by Wells's great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster.
Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Second Edition). Forewords by Eve L. Ewing and John Hope Franklin, introduction by editor Alfreda M. Duster, and Afterword by Michelle Duster.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum opened in 2002 with the goal to preserve and share Joliet's rich history. Over the years, this has grown to include the Route 66 Welcome Center and the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site. We strive daily to tell the stories that make this such a unique city!
You can find us at the Joliet Area Historical Museum and the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site.
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432