Strike Up the Band! Opens in July 2012
Why did Joliet Township High School create a Band? The Progressive education movement of the late 19th & early 20th centuries allowed the growing middle-class population better access to an education, thus allowing students to attend high school. Band music was more appropriately fitted for various school activities and other civic interests versus the more elite repertoire of an orchestra. The formation of bands created a sense of Nationalism; they created character, promoted a healthy leisure activity, and formed a safe atmosphere for socialization. This special exhibition opens July of 2012. **TEASER ALERT! We have video from the 1940 Western tour, footage from a 1959 football half time show, and a medal from the 1936 NYC trip! Do YOU know of materials out there, just waiting to be displayed? Please contact Heather ASAP! 815.723.5201 ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt
New permanent exhibit now open This state-of-the-art Apollo/Houbolt Exhibit celebrates the historic 1969 moon landing and honors former Joliet resident and key proponent of the lunar orbit rendezvous concept, Dr. John C. Houbolt. The 500 square-foot, two-story exhibit features interactive panels, diagrams and maps, audio-visuals, flat-screen narratives, and period dioramas to tell the exciting story of the race to the moon, the Apollo 11 mission, the moon landing, and Dr. Houboltís vision.
A step-in Lunar Lander Simulator challenges visitors to begin their daring journey of space exploration. Once inside, visitors see the same controls used by the first lunar explorers during their missions. Using a throttle and a joystick, guests use skill and wit to guide their craft to the approaching lunar surface.
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 Ottawa St. Joliet, IL 60432