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Students’ Route 66 art on display at Tulsa Historical Society

Tulsa Public Schools students created about 80 pieces of art inspired by Route 66, and they’re on display at the Tulsa Historical Society through Oct. 5, reported the Tulsa World.

The art pieces depict landmarks such as the Blue Whale in nearby Catoosa, Admiral Twin Drive-In theater, and the historic 11th Street Bridge.

Historical Society Executive Director Michelle Place said the exhibit is paired with another about Michael Wallis, author of “Route 66: The Mother Road” and the society’s historian in residence.

“One of our goals is for school children to learn to love museums. They’re not scary places. They can find a connection,” she said. “We hope Tulsa Public Schools students can make that connection between the ‘Cars’ movie and the sheriff of Radiator Springs and Michael Wallis and our historian in residence.” […]

Place said even though thousands of people from across the world travel along the historic highway every year, Tulsa doesn’t take advantage of its Mother Road roots.

“Tulsa is really missing the boat in not embracing Route 66. Tulsa is the heart of Route 66. It’s where east meets west,” she said. “We’re trying to raise awareness of and education about Route 66.”

(Art piece of Tally’s Cafe in Tulsa by the Tulsa Historical Society)

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3 thoughts on “Students’ Route 66 art on display at Tulsa Historical Society

  1. Jim Conkle

    Ron, any idea what happens to all these items after Oct 5? Do they go back to the owners/artists or put up for sale?

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