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Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
The Joliet Area Historical Museum celebrates the history of Joliet and surrounding Will County. In its mission statement, the museum stated in 2014 that it promotes "awareness, understanding and preservation of the Joliet area's diverse history." The museum adaptively reuses an urban space formerly occupied by the Ottawa Street Methodist Church, which was designed by Joliet architect G. Julian Barnes and built in 1909. Located on one of the alternate paths of old historic U.S. Route 66, the museum's modern ground-floor addition features the Route 66 Welcome Center, which presents a permanent exhibit called the Route 66 Experience.
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