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A look at “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road”

A look at “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road”

The “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road” show at the Albuquerque Museum ends in about 10 days. If you are unable to see it, this well-produced and remarkably comprehensive video from the city’s television channel may suffice: The show’s…

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The Mill likely will reopen as a museum by April

The Mill likely will reopen as a museum by April

The Mill restaurant in Lincoln, Illinois, likely will reopen as an area history museum in April after almost 10 years of restoration work on the Route 66 landmark. The Springfield State Journal-Register published a detailed story about The Mill and the…

Supertam on 66 proves popular with Chinese tourists

Supertam on 66 proves popular with Chinese tourists

The Supertam on 66 ice-cream shop and Superman memorabilia museum in Carterville, Missouri, has developed a following from tourists who hail more than 7,000 miles away. Owner Larry Tamminen told the Joplin Globe newspaper his store is prominently listed in a Chinese-language…

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heish and the late Laurel Kane were inducted Saturday into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. The ceremony also celebrated the 90th anniversary of Route 66 and…

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

A Tulsa television station took a look inside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, shortly after it opened to the public. Fox 23 filed this report from the museum, which is just off Route 66 on…

New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

The folks behind the proposed Route 66 Experience museum in Tulsa launched a new website for it this week — including artist’s renderings of a few exhibits. News releases in May 2015 revealed earlier renderings of the museum. Organizers — which include…

Jim Jones honored by Illinois Route 66 Association

Jim Jones honored by Illinois Route 66 Association

Jim Jones, a longtime volunteer at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum with a longtime personal history with Route 66 in Odell, Illinois, recently was honored with the President’s Award by the Illinois Route 66 Association. According to…

Museum of the American Military Family soon will open in Tijeras

Museum of the American Military Family soon will open in Tijeras

The Museum of the American Military Family, which once existed only online, opens next month along Route 66 in Tijeras, New Mexico, east of Albuquerque. The museum‘s founder and executive director, Circe Olson Woessner, told the Rio Rancho Observer it plans a grand…

Route 66 exhibit at Missouri History Museum begins today

Route 66 exhibit at Missouri History Museum begins today

The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis begins today its “Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis” exhibit through July 16, 2017. The museum sits at 5700 Lindell Blvd. (map here) in Forest Park. The Route 66 show has free admission. Here’s one of the images displayed at…

Santa Rosa Route 66 museum closer to reality

Santa Rosa Route 66 museum closer to reality

Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and Classical Gas Museum owner Johnnie Meier have edged closer to an agreement to set up a Route 66 museum in the city’s Ilfeld Warehouse. Last week’s print edition of the The Communicator, based in Santa Rosa,…

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