Joliet Museum Gift Shop

Joliet Area Historical Museum & Route 66 Visitors Center Gift Shop

Joliet GiftsBrowse in our Gift Shop and take home a piece of Joliet history or Route 66 memorabilia. Our shop is stocked with distinctive items that are perfect for gift giving, decorating your home or office, and serving as keepsake reminders of your Museum visit.

Here is a sample of items you can find while exploring the Gift Shop:

  • Local History Books
  • Route 66 and Lincoln Highway collectibles and historic items
  • T-Shirts featuring Joliet Landmarks
  • Books featuring local history
  • Books on various historical topics
  • Toys for children
  • Postcards
  • Gifts, books and collectibles related to the current special exhibit

 

 

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View and purchase some of our gift shop items available below:


A great compilation of pictures, in magnet form, of the three high schools, A.R. McAllister and the 1914 Joliet Township High School Band.

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At the end of the Blues Bros. movie, the band is playing and the backdrop is “It’s Never Too Late to Mend”. This saying was actually in the floor of the old prison in the segregation unit and the...

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12 selections, from 1938-1965 from band directors, A. R. McAllister and Bruce Houseknecht.

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The old Joliet prison, built in 1857 of limestone quarried on the property, is an iconic symbol that saw it’s last prisoners in 2002.

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The old Joliet prison, built in 1857 of limestone quarried on the property, is an iconic symbol that saw it’s last prisoners in 2002.

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Greetings From Joliet grants a visual tour of Joliet through the decades of prosperity and change. This postcard book will take you back in time to see the buildings and structures we know in Joliet...

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Eight Minutes in August: The F-5 Plainfield Tornado of 1990 DVD Artwork

DVD Copy of the Museum’s acclaimed “Eight Minutes in August: The F-5 Plainfield Tornado of 1990” documentary film featuring the recollections of WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling, WJOL’s Scott...

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Take a stroll through old Joliet, street by street. With photos and short descriptions, this book paints a picture of how the town used to be.

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A look at how Joliet's famous prisons got their start. From the Bertillon System to baking bread for the Great Chicago Fire, this book documents how prison culture changed over time.

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Canals, cars, and trains are what allowed Joliet to grow into the city it is today. Explore the past through these photos and short descriptions.

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"A pictorial history of America's oldest public community college." Great gift for grads and alumni!

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Unique Route 66 shirt that you can't find anywhere else along the road!

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A throwback to your childhood - a viewer with two reels full of pictures from the museum's collections of Joliet! Be awed as we bring these historic images to life with the 3-D viewer.

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Hands too cold and drink too warm? Sounds like you need a koozie from your favorite museum (that's us)!  Cheers!

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Celebrate the newest family member's recent escape into the world with a Joliet prisons onesie!

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A fun, sporty shirt for all ages. Wear it with pride as you support your local museum.

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