Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to host Route 66 Hall of Fame induction, new exhibit

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma, later this month will host its biannual Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, plus a new photo exhibit by a current Route 66 advocate. The free ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on July 27, though the museum itself at 2229 W. Gary Blvd. (aka … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to host Route 66 Hall of Fame induction, new exhibit

Future site of the Glancy Motel sign appears to be still uncertain

The fate of the distinctive sign for the now-demolished Glancy Motel in Clinton, Oklahoma, remains uncertain, though the city manager said its likely home still would be the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in town. According to a recent print edition of the Clinton Daily News, city manager Robert Johnston said he was hopeful the Glancy … Continue reading Future site of the Glancy Motel sign appears to be still uncertain

Number of volunteers at Oklahoma Route 66 Museum plunges after COVID-19 pandemic

The number of volunteers that help run the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton has plunged from 30 to just three after the COVID-19 pandemic. So the museum's director is putting out a plea for more volunteers. Pat Smith, the museum's director, revealed that startling loss in volunteer help in a recent story in the … Continue reading Number of volunteers at Oklahoma Route 66 Museum plunges after COVID-19 pandemic

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to receive over $1 million in improvements

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will receive more than $1 million for improvements and new exhibits, it was reported at the recent Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame induction. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) had the details: The money being invested comes from a bond issue passed by the state earlier this … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to receive over $1 million in improvements

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to host Hall of Fame induction, Jerry McClahanan photo show

Next month, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton not only will host its biennial Hall of Fame induction, but a show of Jerry McClanahan's early photos of the Mother Road. More details in a news release from the museum and the Oklahoma Historical Society, which runs it, about the two events on July 9: … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to host Hall of Fame induction, Jerry McClahanan photo show

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the oldest museum dedicated solely to Route 66, will celebrate its 25th year in operation on Sept. 23. A news release to the Guymon Daily Herald in Oklahoma put out a story with factoids about the museum. We've added a few other facts to it: The Clinton museum … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will keep winter hours this summer

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will not expand its hours during the summer months when it reopens because of an anticipated drop in tourists from the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the museum will maintain its winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fox25 in Oklahoma City reported: “Once the … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will keep winter hours this summer

RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features two restaurants and Route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/n5ZcR4Z3jRw Here are the three places in Clinton the video covers: Strayhouse Kitchen & CoffeeOklahoma Route 66 MuseumWhite Dog Hill restaurant Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a year-long … Continue reading RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first quarter of 2017. But two Route 66 landmarks that keep visitor records reported stable or higher numbers for the year to date over the previous year. U.S. Department of Commerce data show a decrease of 4.2 percent of international visitors during the first three … Continue reading Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

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 marked two new exhibits at the museum -- one about folk art and another of … Continue reading Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame