Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Old Joliet Prison
1125 Collins Street, Joliet, IL
Joliet Historical Museum
204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL
Tour/Cocktail Reception: 3:30-5:00 p.m. / 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Join your fellow PCA Midwest and Plumbing Council contractors; PCA Midwest Associate members; and PCA Rising Tide emerging leaders on Friday, June 14, 2019 at our annual PCA “June Tour” held this year at the Old Joliet Prison and the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
PCA guests will take a 90 minute walking tour of the prison yard (with some access to the building) led by trained docents who will provide a comprehensive history of the prison. Opened in 1858, just six years after the incorporation of the City of Joliet, the Illinois State Penitentiary, Joliet, now known simply as the “Old Joliet Prison,” is best remembered today for its most popular, albeit fictional inmate – “Joliet Jake” Blues from the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”
Immediately following the tour, participants will take a short drive in their own vehicles to the Joliet Area Historical Museum located along the famous Route 66 in downtown Joliet to enjoy a 2-hour reception (heavy hor d’oeuvres and cocktails) on the roof top terrace and have access to view all of the unique galleries throughout the museum. Since its opening in the fall of 2002, the museum's main exhibition gallery serves as an introduction to the many stories of the Joliet area and its people. Exhibits are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio-visual presentations, life-size models, and award-winning touch screen visuals.
Please arrive at the Old Joliet Prison no later than 3:15 p.m. to sign a liability waiver. The Tour starts at exactly 3:30 p.m. Closed toe shoes should be worn and dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather (rain or shine). Following the prison tour, guests will take a short drive to the Joliet Area Historical Museum for our PCA cocktail reception. A confirmation email will be sent to you once you register.
Questions? Since you are entitled to one phone call, contact the PCA Midwest office at 312-563-9526.
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