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Author to host program on Joliet’s history at museum

4/8/2014, 11:55 p.m.
Robert Sterling, author of several books on the history of Joliet, will host a special program about the city history ...

Robert Sterling, author of several books on the history of Joliet, will host a special program about the city history at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Joliet Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., in Joliet.

The program is being held in conjunction with the Museum’s current Special Exhibit, “The Emergence of Modern Joliet: Art, Industry & Urbanization.” Sterling will share photos from his vast collection to trace the emergence of modern Joliet from 1870 to 1930. He will share stories and answer questions during this interactive presentation.

At the close of the program, Sterling will sign his books, which are available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop. Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be served as part of the program, and guests will have full access to the Museum’s galleries and exhibits.

Advance registration is recommended and can be made by visiting the Museum's website at www.jolietmuseum.org or by calling the Museum at (815) 723-5201, Ext. 235. The cost of the program is $5 for Museum members and $8 for non-members.

The Museum is at Cass and Ottawa Streets. Free parking is available across the street from the Museum at Webster and Ottawa Streets. Proceeds from this program benefit the Museum’s Educational Department. This program is sponsored in part by Lewis University.