Route 66 News

Grain elevator museum will have self-guided tours

The J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum in the wonderful Route 66 town of Atlanta, Ill., is making improvements so that visitors can tour the museum without a volunteer needing to be present, reports the Bloomington Pantagraph.

The $25,000 cost for the improvements already has been raised by Hawes' descendants, said Bill Thomas, a volunteer.

To help continue to update the site, the museum will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Atlanta Firehouse.