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What’s happening with Shea’s Route 66 Museum and Art’s Motel?

What’s happening with Shea’s Route 66 Museum and Art’s Motel?

A story in the Springfield State Journal-Register gave status reports about three prominent Illinois Route 66 properties that closed and/or were for sale. One was about the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, which went up for sale in October for $1.2…

Cucamonga Service Station may reopen by July

Cucamonga Service Station may reopen by July

The historic Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, likely will reopen as an automotive memorabilia museum in July, reported The Press Enterprise. Volunteers of the Route 66 Inland Empire California Association have worked many months to restore the century-old…

Route 66 Alliance co-founder ‘optimistic’ about Tulsa museum

The Fox23 television station in Tulsa devoted about four minutes last week to a free-wheeling report about the Route 66 Alliance trying to raise money to build that long-planned Route 66 Experience museum near the banks of the Arkansas River…

A visit to Vega

This three-minute segment about the Route 66 town of Vega, Texas, was produced by Larry Lemmons for KVII-TV’s “Panhandle Spirit” series. Featured are Deborah Sue McDonald of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, Dot’s Mini Museum, Sheriff David Medlin, Miles…

Pontiac lands another museum

The Route 66 town of Pontiac, Illinois, has gained another museum to its bulging portfolio — one that’s dedicated to basketball in the the Land of Lincoln that’s scheduled to open by summer 2016. According to the Bloomington Pantagraph, the…

National Trust shepherds preservation plan for Southwest Museum

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added the century-old Southwest Museum of the American Indian as a “national treasure” and is devising a plan for its future, according to the Los Angeles Times. Here’s what the newspaper found out:…

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

An exhibit of the artwork and artifacts of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire will be in the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, by May, reported the Pontiac Daily Leader. The show, named the Bob Waldmire…

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