Special Events

Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo
Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 9am to 5pm

Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo set for Sept. 23 at Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet features comics, collectibles, games and more than 40 artists.  The event is focused on the artists, dealers, traders, storywriters and comic book stores.  

Special appearances at Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo include Doug Klauba, who will be doing an art demonstration; Rafael Nieves; Steve Palenica, of Worth; and Wesley Wong.  

A game to find 12 Bill Madia mini paintings throughout the museum offers the chance to choose something from the prize table if one's raffle ticket is drawn during the event.  Those who spot all the paintings in the glass display cases and turn in the game card get a raffle ticket while those who name the movie of each painting get a second raffle ticket. Extra tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

Tickets: $10 ages 13 or older; free ages 12 and younger   Information: Facebook or galaxycomicexpo@gmail.com

Wine & Soul - Wine Tasting & Musical Performance
Friday, Sept. 29th from 6pm - 10pm

Join us for this special event featuring the NOVA SOUL QUARTET band on the Rooftop, wine tasting with more than 10 choices, complimentary tasting glass, appetizers, cash bar (beer, wine, soda), tour the museum galleries, and more!

You'll learn about the wine you are tasting from industry experts and have the option to purchase additional glasses at the bar later on.  The fantastic NOVA SOUL QUARTET will take the stage on the Outdoor Rooftop at 7pm.  In the case of inclement weather, the band will play in the museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater.  

Admission is $20 for Museum Members and $25 for General Public.  To register please call (815) 723-5201 ext.221 or click on Register Now button.