Selle-Agner “Remembering the 1940s” Exhibit To Open at Route 66 Association of Illinois Museum
Our thanks to Ellie Alexander of Pontiac Tourism for providing the following information for us to share:
The newest exhibit at the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum will be officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held outside the Route 66 Museum, south parking lot on May 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM. The Selle-Agner “Remembering the 1940s” exhibit recently ended an extended showing at the Kankakee County Museum, and will be on display in Pontiac through the fall of this year.
The exhibit includes four fully decorated period rooms, a huge newspaper headlines display, and much more. Vintage dresses, children’s games, and musical memorabilia are also part of the display. The purpose of the exhibit is to provide a stunning visualization of the way Americans lived during the decades associated with the “Greatest Generation.”
Officiating at the Grand Opening will be Pontiac Mayor Robert Russell, Exhibit Curators, Darlene Agner and Ronald Selle, and Cathie Stevanovich, President of the Route 66 Association of Illinois. The 1942 All-Stars band will be performing at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, in the same location.
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