Upcoming events

    • 11/03/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Joliet, Illinois

    Joliet Iron Works Tour10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, November 3, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, located on Columbia Street, 0.25 mile east of Route of the Ruby Street Bridge, Joliet. Discover why Joliet has the nickname “City of Stone and Steel.” Local history buffs will enjoy this insightful tour of the blue-collar origins of this city. Hear the stories of the men who worked at the site and learn about iron and steel production during this fascinating tour. A naturalist will guide you through what remains of this once-thriving industrial plant. Paved walkways are accessible on the 1-mile tour. The free program is for ages 12 and older. Registration is not required. For information visit

    • 11/14/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville, Illinois

    Mighty Cahokia: America’s First City7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. 135th St., Romeoville. Archeologist and author Bill Iseminger joins us from Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. This program will uncover the cultural traditions as well as the rise and demise of Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement north of Mexico. We’ll discuss the many significant site features and the results of archaeological research at this World Heritage site. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Register by Monday, November 12, at or call 815-886-1467.

The IAS is a member of the Coalition for American Heritage.

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