Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean reopens for the first time in a year

The Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas, is back open to the public after being closed for a solid year because of COVID-19. That museum's reopening is another signal that the U.S. is slowly emerging from the pandemic. Vaccinations have reduced caseloads and hospitalizations in many states. KAMR-TV in nearby Amarillo reported: “We had just … Continue reading Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean reopens for the first time in a year

Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center wins $30,000 grant to expand veterans exhibit

The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center in Litchfield, Illinois, recently won a $30,000 grant to help expand its Veterans' Room there. Anne Jackson, secretary of the welcome center, detailed the windfall in a letter to the Journal-News: The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce had been housed in the museum since our opening.  They decided to … Continue reading Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center wins $30,000 grant to expand veterans exhibit

Matriarch of Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Visitors Center dies

Martha Jackson, a key figure in the construction of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Visitors Center in Litchfield, Illinois, died last week after an extended illness. She was 87. Jackson had been in a nursing home in nearby Gillespie, Illinois. Her visitation and funeral will be next week. Here's the key excerpt from the … Continue reading Matriarch of Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Visitors Center dies