Join us Thursday, October 5th 2017 at the Lock 16 Cafe for our Dinner Lecture: Coal, Shale, and Ironstone: The Geology & Paleontology of Mazon Creek. Located in northeastern Illinois, Mazon Creek, is an incredible fossil array of associated Upper Carboniferous plants and animals. Considered to be among
Join the us on Saturday December 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a book signing with local author Carole Ledbetter and her book Carole’s Column’s at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, 754 First Street LaSalle, IL. In her recently published book, Carole’s Columns, Carole
Join the Canal Corridor Association on Saturday December 23rd 11:00am – 1:00pm for a book signing with author Steven Decker and his book Cambridge Street at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, 754 First Street LaSalle, IL. “Cambridge Street is for the millions of immigrants
Join us, Sunday January 21st 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm, at the LaSalle County Historical Museum for our Sunday lecture series: Uniting the Rivers: The History of the Illinois Waterway The Illinois Waterway, once the skeletal remains of a glacial drainage ditch, has been transformed into an engineering
Join us on Saturday February 24th 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm for a book signing with local author Jeanne Roppolo. Jeanne will be signing and reading from her newly published book Grandma Goes to New Zealand & Australia: Walkabouts in the Lands Down Under. In here newly
Join presenters from the Will County Historical Museum at Joliet Junior College for a series of six seminars on early Will County history. Each night will cover a different topic and time will be allotted for audience participation. Topics that will be covered are: -History of Will
Join us, Wednesday November 14th 2018, at the Gaylord Building for our Dinner Lecture Series: World War II on the Great Lakes! The Great Lakes of North America were far from the battlefields of World War II but the factories, training camps, and shipyards of the region
Come join us on Saturday November 17th 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm at the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center for a book signing with author & illustrator Tom Willcockson for his award winning book Passage to Chicago: A Journey on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in the
This year the I&M Canal celebrates its 175th anniversary and Lemont, its 150th. That's not a coincidence that Lemont was born soon after the canal was opened. Ana Koval, the President/CEO of the Canal Corridor Association, which is the nonprofit, coordinating agency that oversees the I&M Canal
Learn and celebrate life on the Prairie in the 1800s at the Cragg Cabin that served as the county's first tavern, polling place, and post office. Travelers were treated with courtesies and comforts of a frontier inn. Stage coach passengers and drovers moving cattle to Chicago stock
The annual Old Canal Days celebrates the I&M Canal and its contributions to the success of Lockport. This summer festival features a carnival, beer garden, live music, artisan market, food trucks, wine tent, family entertainment, fireworks and more! Thousands of residents and visitors come from all over the
The Lemont Quarrymen battle the Creston Regulators as they play base ball by the rules of the 1860s. Don't miss out on the fun and the historical interpretation! Food and refreshments are offered.
This four day event features a car show, carnival, craft show, live music, food vendors and bingo!!! Don't miss the fun! The fest starts August 10th and runs through the 13th.
If you've never visited the Isle a la Cache Museum, take advantage of this opportunity to see what's going on in their 18th Century Traders Cabin and peek inside the Native American longhouse!
Pullman National Park and State Historic Site invite you to celebrate Labor Day September 4, 2023. This free event takes place outdoors at the historic Pullman manufacturing grounds. There will be family friendly activities, guided walking tours, musical performances and speakers. Pullman National Historical Park is holding
The Annual Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Enjoy the butterfly barn, the picnic areas and play yards. Walk the trails and look into the Cragg Cabin.