America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66
Join the Railroad and Heritage Museum for a special traveling exhibit experience. Opening September 20th, America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 tells the history of Route 66, evolution of automobile travel, explores the communities and populations along the famous road and includes accounts of travelers and more. The exhibit will be on display until December 31st.
Route 66 is emblematic of the American experience. Nearly every aspect of 20th century United States history is reflected in the story of the people and events along the Mother Road. Those who take the journey down Route 66 today can still explore the Main Street of America. Nearly a hundred years of highway culture can be found, whether a thriving relic or decaying ruin. Thousands of people from around the country and around the world drive all or portions of the Route each year. The highway stretches 2,448 miles and crosses through eight states, tracing the migration of people from the Midwest to the Pacific coast.
America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 showcases the stories of people, places, and events from 1926 until today. It guides visitors to a greater understanding of Route 66 and its role in American history. Visitors will experience the exhibit through themed displays, props, artifacts, and activities that are supported by interpretive text and graphics designed for a diverse audience.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 19th, 2014. “Taste of Route 66” Gala Exhibit Opening will be held Friday evening. Check out http://www.rrhm.org/route-66-gala/ for more details and a link to buy tickets.