Progress report on the Route 66 Experience museum

Ken Busby, CEO and executive director of the Route 66 Alliance, provided an update this week on Public Radio Tulsa about the ongoing Route 66 Experience museum project in Tulsa. You can listen to the 25-minute interview here. Here are some highlights: --- About $13 million is raised,  nearly two-thirds of the way to the $23 million goal. … Continue reading Progress report on the Route 66 Experience museum

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Memories of 2016

Frank and Lynne Kocevar put together this video compilation of family and friends from the past year. You'll probably see familiar faces from a wide swath of Route 66. Happy New Year 2017 from Route 66 Experience on Vimeo. The Kocevars formerly owned Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona. They now run the Route 66 … Continue reading Memories of 2016

Tulsa’s Route 66 Experience more than halfway to funding goal

A key official behind the proposed Route 66 Experience in Tulsa said fundraising for the multi-use museum complex is more than halfway to its $23 million goal. Ken Busby, CEO and executive director of the nonprofit Route 66 Alliance, told KJRH-TV in Tulsa about $13 million has been raised so far. Because of the site's … Continue reading Tulsa’s Route 66 Experience more than halfway to funding goal

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

The newly formed Route 66 Commission in Tulsa met for the first time Tuesday and vowed first to beef up tourism numbers. According to a report about the meeting from Tulsa Public Radio, less than 2 percent of Route 66 brochures handed out by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism went to international travelers. Considering most … Continue reading Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

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

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 Route 66 Alliance members -- and the website both state they want to have it open … Continue reading New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A few hours after I filed the story about the impending announcement Wednesday about the Route 66 Experience museum complex in Tulsa, I received architect renderings of the building that's set to open sometime in 2018. As you can see, it differs markedly from the artist rendering a decade ago (courtesy of Dana Dawson at … Continue reading A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

Route 66 Alliance revealed as the group proposing a Route 66 museum in Tulsa

Prominent Route 66 author Michael Wallis and the Route 66 Alliance he leads are part of the group that submitted a proposal to the City of Tulsa to build a Route 66 museum, revealed the Tulsa World. City planner Dennis Whitaker and other unnamed city officials confirmed to the newspaper it was the Route 66 … Continue reading Route 66 Alliance revealed as the group proposing a Route 66 museum in Tulsa

Tulsa reviewing proposal for Route 66 museum

The city of Tulsa is reviewing the lone proposal for a long-planned Route 66 museum and commercial complex at Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) and Riverside Drive, reported the Tulsa World. Mayor Dewey Bartlett, during a splashy news conference at another Route 66 site in the city, announced in October the city would request proposals … Continue reading Tulsa reviewing proposal for Route 66 museum

Tulsa announces plans to build Route 66 museum

The City of Tulsa is requesting proposals from developers to build a long-awaited Route 66 museum and visitors center on the banks of the Arkansas River, reported the Tulsa World today. The interpretive center and entertainment complex is to be built on city land across the street from the East Meets West bronze sculpture at … Continue reading Tulsa announces plans to build Route 66 museum