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.
Author Isabel Wikerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. she interviews more than a thousand individuals, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
The Warmth of Other Sunds: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.
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