- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join us for a unique summer day trip as we explore places significant in the cultural heritage of our state of Illinois.
In 1850, the Norton Building was built on the banks of the I&M Canal in Lockport to process grain. Today it is home to the ISM—Lockport Gallery. Curator John Lustig will provide an overview of the building’s architectural components and the current exhibit Rocked and Rolled, which presents art celebrating the last 50 years of music paired with spectacular specimens from the Museum’s geology collection. We will also see the canal, said to have been the source of Chicago’s growth.
The Illinois State Penitentiary in Joliet opened in 1858 and it was in use until 2002. This unique facility is remembered for many reasons including its fascinating architecture, significant inmates, and the many film and television references including “The Blues Brothers” filmed in 1980. Recently, some parts of the prison were opened for tours that recount the history of this notorious place.
Destinations will include:
- Illinois State Museum-Lockport Gallery
- Special Exhibit: Rocked and Rolled: Moon Rocks,
- Meteorites, & Rock Stars
- Illinois & Michigan Canal
- Old Joliet Prison: 1.5 hour guided tour
- Drive-by other historic sites
Saturday, August 10
Depart: 7:45 a.m.
Return: 7:30 p.m.
- Chartered Motorcoach
- Lunch and snacks
- Admission to all facilities, museums, and sites
- Educational presentations
- $75 per person deposit due by Monday, July 8
- Final balance due by Friday, August 2
Space is limited. Participants must be at least 15 years of age.
Reservations can be made online at bit.ly/ismtripaug2019 or by completing this form. For more information, visit bit.ly/ismtripaug2019 or contact Elizabeth Bazan at (217) 558-6696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For cancellations made before August 2, no deposits will be refunded unless the spot can be filled. If the spot is filled, the cancellation fee will be 25% of the deposit. After August 2, no refund will be given unless the spot can be filled. If the spot is filled the cancellation fee will be 25% of the total trip fee.
Prison image by flickr user David Wilson.