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March 2019

Clean Up Day at Route 66 Museum, Pontiac, IL

March 30 @ 10:00 am CDT
Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum, 110 W Howard
Pontiac, IL 60764 United States
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The museum, the displays, the Waldmire Road Yacht and more need a sprucing up before tourist season. Over 30,000 people come and visit our displays every year. This of course causes some wear and tear. A good cleaning is necessary. Lunch will be provided by the Route 66 Association. It is a known fact that, “we work for food!" It is not necessary but it is helpful if I know how many will be attending. If you can, call and…

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April 2019

Spring Quarterly Association Meeting

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Route 66 Motorheads Bar and Grill, 600 Toronto Rd
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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See our Association's passion in action! Board Meeting 10:00 AM Lunch 12:00 Noon General Meeting (All are welcome) 1:00 PM

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Route 66 Presentation by John Weiss

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Our preservation chairman, John Weiss will make a presentation, "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Downers Grove on April 13. Find out why the Mother Road beckons to so many from here and abroad. And why nostalgia hearkens to us to experience the “slow lane” - from the mom and pop restaurants, old filling stations, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture to corn dogs on a stick. Come and listen with us as John Weiss, historian and…

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Clean Up at Odell Standard Station, Odell, IL

April 20 @ 10:00 am CDT
Odell Standard Station, Odell, IL, 400 S West St
Odell, IL 60460 United States
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This is our annual paint up, clean up, and fix up day at the historic station. Again, over 30,000 people visit this site every year. If it wasn’t for the efforts to maintain our pride and joy attraction it would surely deteriorate with this many tourists visiting such a small space. The camper, grounds and building inside and out needs a thorough cleaning. Some painting and repairs will also be required. Lunch will again be furnished by the Route 66…

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