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Armchair Historians: Joliet Iron Works

Event information

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum

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A historical photo of workers at a Joliet manufacturing facility. Photo courtesy of Lewis University

Event details

Which city carried the nickname “City of Steel and Stone”? Joliet’s once-thriving industrial plant rivaled Pittsburgh’s steel power. Through pictures and even a couple of artifacts, an interpretive naturalist will share the fascinating stories of the men and machines that worked at Joliet Iron Works Historic Site. Discover the grounds from the comfort of a chair at Isle a la Cache Museum, then explore “Stories From Steel,” the temporary Joliet Iron Works exhibit created by museum staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, Dec. 5: 815-722-9301.


The 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.