A message from Ana B. Koval, President of the Canal Corridor Association… In all my 27 years with the Canal Corridor Association, 2023 stands out as one of the most successful. This has been a transformational period for our organization and our efforts, as designated by Congress,
It’s that most wonderful time of year! But, also an anxious time of year… Where will you find presents your friends and family will love? This year our online shop and brick-and-mortar boutique (754 First Street, LaSalle, IL) have delightful gifts, including several new gift sets, that
The Canal Corridor Association is accepting resumes for a Visitor Center Manager at the I&M Canal Visitor Center in LaSalle, Illinois. This is a full-time, 9-month position (April-December) that is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the visitor center, gift shop, and canal boat ticket sales. Founded
UPDATE – POSITION FILLED The Canal Corridor Association is accepting resumes for an Office Manager at the new CCA office in Lemont, Illinois. This is a full-time position that is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office, as well as administrative support for the Executive Director
In December of 1942, there she was! A 327 foot, 5,500 ton, steel Landing Ship Tank ship (LST), sailing from the Prairie Shipyard in Seneca, Illinois. She was launched sideways from a slip at about 22 miles per hour, splashed into the Illinois River, and made her way to the ocean via the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
Imagine you are 10 or 12 years old and it is a hot, sunny August day. You and your family have joined others for Mazon Creek Fossil Tour Family Day, near Morris, Illinois.
The first time I saw the Village of Lemont, I was charmed by it. We crested the hill on Lemont Road as it lead us south into town. Opening up below was the Des Plaines River Valley.
Sometimes something changes and you get a whole new lease on life. For the LaSalle County Historical Society, that change came in the 1960’s, and they have been running with it since.
A spectacular evening in August 2022, an event named Blues Brothers Con brought 5,700 people out to see Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, other Blues artists and local bands perform at the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site, according to Gregg Peerbolte, Joliet Area Museum Director. A new addition to their Prison Museum venue, they hope to offer it again in the future.
A museum about a river system and its wetlands in an Bridgehouse? How imaginative – and appropriate!