The Route 66 Series: 1926 – 2026

5 Years     5 Exhibits     5 Series Sponsors

Order Up! is the first of five annual exhibits featuring the history, culture, and impact of Route 66.  The Route 66 Series will culminate with The Mother Road’s 100th birthday in 2026.


August 3 – November 6, 2022, Order Up! The Restaurants of Route 66

Once, not so very long ago, Route 66 was the best way to travel between Chicago and Los Angeles. All manner of restaurants were dotted along its two thousand miles, featuring many types of food to satisfy hungry and road-weary travelers.

Order Up! celebrates some of the most popular places to grab a bite to eat in Greene County, Missouri, during the heyday of Route 66. A few of these restaurants are still open while others, such as the elegant dining at the Colonial Hotel, have long since passed into history.


Please consider pledging your support for the ENTIRE series or focus on Order Up! as an Exhibit Sponsor.


Your support will allow for expanded collections, improved archival processes, exhibit curation, education and outreach initiatives, and operational expenses required to make all five years of the The Route 66 Series a huge success!

History Museum on the Square is a 501c3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.