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January 2010

"Route 66 - Ten Years Later" Pre-Release Screening

"Route 66 - Ten Years Later" Pre-Release Screening - Chicago, IL

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Webster's Wine Bar
1480 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL

Reception - 5:30 – 7:00 PM (on the main floor)
Screening - 7:30 PM (on the second floor)

Come see a pre-release screening of the film, "Route 66 - Ten Years Later" which celebrates the the ten year anniversary of the release of the book “Route 66."

Click here for further information.

2010 Motor Tour License Plates Now Available!

2010 Motor Tour License Plate2010 Motor Tour License Plates

Official Illinois License Plate commemorating the 2010 Route 66 Association of Illinois Motor Tour (which will take place June 11-13, 2010).

Road-legal from April 15 -June 13.

$25.00 plus shipping and handling.

Profits from the sale of these license plates go toward our Route 66 Preservation efforts.

Order yours early because supplies are limited!

Contact Jamie Anderson

Walldogs Museum Planned in Pontiac

This Summer the city of Pontiac, IL will have yet another tourist attraction: A Walldogs Museum!

The Walldogs are a worldwide group of artists who continue the historic tradition of painting outdoor advertising signs. They met in Pontiac in 2009 to grace the city with 18 murals painted on buildings in just four days time.

According to an article published in the Pontiac, Illinois Community Times, the new International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum will provide these elements:

Bob and Me

Bob and Me

A Photo Gallery About Bob Waldmire and Friends

There has been such an outpouring of stories and jokes and pictures of Bob Waldmire and his fans since his death that the Museum Committee is starting up a photo gallery at the museum simply entitled, “Bob and Me.”

These photos will be on display on the 2nd floor of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in an alcove next to the Preservation Exhibit.

Send us a photo or photos by mail or email to be placed in our new exhibit.

We’re not sure how long the exhibit will last so if you are sending a photo you would like returned, please put your name, address and phone number on the back of the photo for our future reference.

We will be posting all the pictures received of you and Bob, or Bob and your family, or Bob with your dog, etc. This amazing man quietly affected everyone he met. We all gained something knowing Bob, and we think Bob would be genuinely amused at a gallery of photos of himself with his “people.”

So share your Kodak moment with the rest of the Route 66 community!

Photos can be emailed to Cathie Stevanovich at

Regular photos can be mailed to:

Bob And Me
Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame & Museum
110 W. Howard
Pontiac, IL 61764

Children's Discovery Museum

Come experience three floors of unique, hands-on, larger than life exhibits! This museum is designed to create a sense of wonder that excites the love of learning in children of all ages. Be sure to discover the new Children's Discovery Museum.

Phone: (309) 433-3444


Children's Discovery Museum
101 E. Beaufort
Normal, IL 61701
United States
40° 30' 33.1884" N, 88° 59' 2.1516" W

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

A museum unlike any other-enabling visitors to experience the entire Lincoln story for themselves, under one roof-in a modern television control room on Election Night, 1860, the Blue Room of the White House; an Indiana log cabin; Ford's Theatre, etc.

Phone: (217) 558-8844



Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 North 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
United States
39° 48' 10.674" N, 89° 38' 51.99" W

Illinois State Museum

Permanent and changing exhibits on Illinois's land, life, people and art. Hands on children's discovery room. The museum store contains high quality crafts created by Illinois artisans.

Phone: (217) 782-7386


Illinois State Museum
502 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62706
United States
39° 47' 13.3872" N, 89° 39' 21.9636" W

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - Madison, IL

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - Madison, IL

Saturday, January 16 - Sunday, January 17, 2010

Admission: $5 parking

"Prehistoric Settlements Beneath East St. Louis' Stockyards and Railyards: IDOT's New Mississippi River Bridge Project" - Colli

"Prehistoric Settlements Beneath East St. Louis' Stockyards and Railyards: IDOT's New Mississippi River Bridge Project" -  Collinsville, IL

February 28, 2010
2:00 PM

Admission: Free

Winter Lecture Series
by Joe Galloy and Jeff Kruchten.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL

Click to visit ofiicial web site.



The Other Family - Edwardsville, IL

The Other Family - Edwardsville, IL

Saturday, February 20, 2009 - 10 AM - 4:00 PM
February 21,
2010 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stephenson House
409 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL

Admission: $6 Adult - $3 Child

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110 W Howard St
Pontiac, IL, 61764
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Historic Maps

Highway GuideWatch Route 66 evolve into The Mother Road  with maps and highway guides from 1917-1992 courtesty of the official Illinois Digital Archives.