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Event Calendar

Joliet Iron Works: The Industry That Built a Community

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.886.1467

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum


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Event Details

This ongoing program runs from Saturday, January 23, through Sunday, March 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The musuem is closed Mondays.

Please note: Masks are required for all in-person, indoor and outdoor program participants, with the exception of those younger than 2 years old and those with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing one, per state guidelines.

Stop by Isle a la Cache Museum to see the exhibit “Joliet Iron Works: The Industry That Built a Community.” This temporary exhibit brings you back to the days when Joliet was a center for steel manufacturing and showcases the life in and around the Joliet Iron Works in the early 1900s.

Using the museum’s collection of the company’s newsletter, known as “The Mixer,” we get a glimpse of an organization and their groundbreaking approach to the safety and well-being of their employees. Come see photographs of the workers and the site, as well as actual excerpts from the newsletters, to find out how this company built a united workforce and community.

Event Requirements

No registration required.

Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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