The SWUA, (now SUA)  Slovenian Heritage Museum  located on  Historic Route 66, in Joliet, Ill., was founded in 1978 by  Irene M. Odorizzi. The Museum was dedicated in 1983. Dedicated members  from Joliet Branch #20 made this possible.  Branches and members  throughout the U.S. have contributed to the displays and exhibits,  either monetarily or with artifacts. All donations are welcome and  greatly appreciated!

EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS: Artifacts, memorabilia, ancestral keepsakes, photos, rare books, and mementos from Slovenia are accepted for display.

MEMORIAL PLAQUE: Donations ($100) are accepted for  the Memorial Plaque and are displayed in the museum. You may have your  name or that of a friend or relative, displayed on the walnut plaque.  

Donations are recognized in Zarja.

MEMORIALS: All donations of a lesser amount are also  recognized in Zarja. A memorial donation in memory of a deceased person  is a fine tribute.  Acknowledge a birthday, anniversary, or special  occasion with this unique remembrance. These donations reflect our Slovenian descent and the existence of our Heritage Museum!