History Museum Hosts Route 66 Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— From August 11 to August 15, History Museum on the Square will host Route 66 themed events. The museum will have a variety of online and in person activities starting Tuesday, August 11.

“While the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival may have been canceled this year, we can still celebrate and learn more about Route 66,” said John Sellars, executive director.

Staff and volunteers will begin the week by picking up trash along a stretch of Route 66 as part of the city of Springfield’s Adopt a Street program.

Here is a schedule of the rest of the week’s events-

Tuesday, August 11th – 7 pm – Virtual Route 66 Then and Now

Join John Sellars, Executive Director, on a virtual tour as we cruise down Route 66 and see photos of spots during the Golden Era and how they have changed. This presentation will be through Zoom and is free to members and $10.00 for non-members.

Thursday, August 13th – Saturday August 15th, 2020 – 10:30 am- 11:30 am. Historic Route 66 Walking Tour

Get your Kicks on the Route 66 Walking Tour! Join us for this one-hour, one-mile tour on the downtown portion of Route 66 and learn about Route 66 in Springfield. The tour will start at the History Museum on the Square and end at the Lost Signal Brewing Company with a sample of one of their creations and a toast to the history that gave them their name. Due to social distancing, space is limited on these tours.

Thursday, August 13th – Saturday August 15th – 2:00 pm.  Route 66 Gallery Tour Talks in the Museum

Join the knowledgeable volunteers for a Route 66 Gallery Talk. This will take place in the Birthplace of Route 66 Gallery at 2 pm each day.  Bring your questions, as we will share stories and artifacts.  General Admission applies.