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The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum is working diligently to ready the Museum for visitors. 

With the help of grants and donations from private and corporate donors we have accomplished so much and we continue to work diligently to bring the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 to fruition. 


One of many projects we are working on is replacing exterior doors of the building for safety, security and efficiency.  If you are unaware of the history of the Museum building at 9 W. Cass Street, it was built in the 1930s and one thing is for sure, this building is built like a tank!  But even tanks have parts that wear out and need to be replaced!  From the double doors on the first floor shipping and receiving area to the single doors at the fire exits on floors two and three, there is a need to replace them with solid steel doors that will operate properly.


With the help of private donors like yourselves we have accomplished a lot so far. In fact our last fund raiser was created to replace the lighting on all 4 floors with energy efficient led lighting.  We met that goal and the work is underway now!  With your continued support we will replace the aging doors that do not operate properly now with with strong secure doors that will provide safe working exits, keep the elements out, and the displays inside where they belong.  We are on a mission to raise $5,000 to cover the costs of materials and labor and to get it done quickly before the harsh winter hits.


Please help us meet our goal.  Donations are tax deductible and every dollar helps.


Donate today!


With our thanks,

Ron Romero, President and Founder of the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66



Become a Museum Charter Member today!

Membership Benefits include: ​

  • Voting Rights for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame

  • Free Admission - Visit the museum any day  during regular hours

  • Gift Shop Discount - Get 10% off purchases in store

  • Quarterly Newsletter on upcoming events, exhibits and more

  • Members Only Events - for special events and exhibits (some exceptions)

  • Pre-sale notices for special events

The Show will go on! Just as soon as we can reschedule!

Watch of updates here on this website and on our social media pages.  Ticket holders will receive an email as soon as details are released.

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The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is not related to any other museums or "hall of fame" anywhere.

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Telephone:   815-927-1540
Illinois Rock & Roll Museum
PO BOX 1251
Joliet, IL 60432
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