If you happen to be checking out the western terminus of Route 66 in Santa Monica, you’ve got another reason to hang around an hour or so next weekend — a Historic Route 66 Information Fair.
The Santa Monica Public Library will host the event from 11 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. And the groups that will be there represent an impressive list.
The Santa Monica Mirror newspaper reports:
Route 66 experts from the California Historic Route 66 Association and a multitude of partner organizations will be on hand to share information and answer questions about Route 66 in Southern California and beyond. The organization is pleased to provide this opportunity as it furthers its mission to preserve, promote, educate, and entertain along the Route 66 corridor in California.
The partnership with the Santa Monica Public Library and another with the Santa Monica History Museum celebrates Santa Monica as the westernmost terminus of Route 66, perhaps the best-known highway in the world. Participating organizations include: California Historic Route 66 Association, Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Conservancy, Santa Monica Public Library, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, Discover Los Angeles, and Visit West Hollywood.
The library sits at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Route 66). So you don’t even have to leave the Mother Road to attend.
(Image of the 66: End of the Trail sign at Santa Monica Pier by Lauren Beasley Photography via Flickr)