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Litchfield museum sets June 1 for grand opening

The Litchfield History Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center in Litchfield, Ill., has set Saturday, June 1, for its grand opening, according to a news release from the museum board.

From the release:

Designed to reflect the Route 66 era, the new attraction is located at 334 Historic Old Route 66 South on the site of the former ‘Vic’ Suhling Gas For Less and near other iconic Route 66 restaurants and landmarks still in operation. […]

Exhibits will focus on the important role that the railroads, Route 66, businesses, agriculture and the military have played in Litchfield’s history. The Museum features a large display area with items ranging from period automobiles to small tokens that represent historical significance to the area. Permanent artifacts as well as exhibits on temporary loan will be displayed in the viewing areas.

The museum also will be open seven days a week, the release said, although operating hours haven’t yet been posted.

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