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Museum seeks Route 66 postcards for exhibit February 2, 2014

Posted by Ron Warnick in History, Museums.
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The Cibola Art Gallery and Artifacts Museum in Grants, N.M., is seeking vintage Route 66 postcards — especially from west-central New Mexico — for an upcoming exhibit, according to a letter to the editor in the Cibola County Beacon.

The letter from the museum’s staff says the exhibit will be titled “Postcards from Route 66.” They explained:

We are seeking vintage Route 66 postcards to feature in the exhibition, especially if they highlight area landmarks between Mesita and the Continental Divide. Items can be loaned for actual display or we can digitally scan them and return them to you.

Local stories will also be featured alongside the artwork. Residents whom may have personal experiences, memories, or family history in the area during the heyday of Route 66 are also strongly encouraged to share their stories. […]

Call 505-287-7311, drop by 1001 W. Santa Fe Ave., Grants, or email us at cibolaarts(at)7cities(d0t)net for more information.

The museum says it hopes to have the exhibit open by late spring or early summer. Those who supply postcards will be credited.

Offhand, Joe Sonderman’s 66Postcards.com and Laurel Kane’s postcards collection contain an abundance of riches for such an exhibit. I’m sure there are others. Maybe the museum staff will contact these folks, or vice versa, for help on setting up the show.

(Vintage Route 66 postcard via Postcard Farm via Flickr)

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1. Jen - February 2, 2014

Vintage postcards, particularly from the heyday of 66 and road trips in general, are so wonderful. I hope they find many—they’re great fun to look at!


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