Joliet museum lands state grant
From Staff Reports January 10, 2013 3:36PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 6:09AM
The Joliet Area Historical Museum will receive $61,400 under a state program, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday.
The funding is part of $15 million in state capital investments to improve public museums and develop new exhibits while creating more than 370 jobs.
The Joliet grant will go toward a 1940s music store permanent exhibit and oral history/audio visual kiosk project.
The program is supported through Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital program.
“Our museums expand educational frontiers by allowing visitors to learn about Illinois’ history and cultural diversity in unique, interactive ways,” Quinn said.
The projects are part of the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program, which is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resource.