San Bernardino soon will open a Route 66 museum August 29, 2010Posted by Ron Warnick in Events, Museums, Restaurants.
The museum, at Fifth Street near Mount Vernon Avenue (map here), will open at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 during the Rendezvous. The museum will hold its grand opening sometime in November.
The owners of the museum are Danny Castro, a San Bernardino native who’s been collecting literally tons of Route 66 memorabilia for 35 years, and Albert Okura, of the Juan Pollo restaurant chain and owner of the Route 66 hamlet of Amboy, Calif., including Roy’s.
According to museum board member, Steve Portias, while most of the museum focuses on San Bernardino, the collection also “keys in” on Barstow, Amboy, Needles and Kingman areas.
“They have done a lot of research on items that will bring so many memories to people,” said Portias, president of Inland Vans Berdoo, honored in the Route 66 Cruisin’ Hall of Fame.