Past Event

The People's Friend: Westclox 1938

Go back in time to 1938, and take an historic, behind-the-scenes look at Westclox, and the production of all manner of clocks–from wind-up table clocks and alarm clocks. Located in LaSalle/Peru, Illinois, Westclox employed thousands of area residents, who produced clocks for a huge domestic market–one valued at $40 million in 1938, as well as markets worldwide. "The People’s Friend," a 1938 film, captures the pride and ability of Westclox workers, the innovations and scope of the company, and the quality and extensive variety of the timepieces produced by Westclox in one small, Illinois town.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Canal Corridor Association at (815) 223-1851.