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The small Mother Jones Museum is in Mt. Olive Illinois, just off Highway 55 exit 44 and near Mother Jones Monument on famous Route 66. The Heritage Project has been the main funding mechanism for the exhibits at the Museum, but there is a long way to go.

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The museum is open for visitors from 9-5 weekdays but there is no museum staff or volunteers available on a regular basis. You can view an award winning video on Mother Jones (24 minutes) and see the beginnings of an exhibit and interpretation, but please don’t expect a full-fledged museum.  The museum is close to the Mother Jones Monument/Union Miners Cemetery.  One block from the Museum  is a award winning Tilley’s Tavern-wonderful food in an antique bar. Down the Street is B&K bakery. Near I-55 is the classic Rt. 66 diner,  Crossroads Restaurant.

Below  are maps to the museum, monument, and one that shows both museum and monument together. Click any of them for directions