September 2010

SALE on Bob Waldmire Collector's Prints in our Gift Shop!

WOW! What a sale we're having!

Until December 31, 2010, we are offering very special pricing on the Complete Set of 10 Bob Waldmire Collector's Art Prints, available in our online gift shop!

$70.00 for the complete set of 10 prints - and FREE SHIPPING!!!

Click for complete details about this special offer in our online Gift Shop.

8As+66=GR8Photo!

It's not an algebra equation but it is a formula - a formula for a great photo recently taken by Jim Jones at our Association museum in Pontiac, IL!

The day was September 18, 2010 and some vintage visitors came to call. Their visit was captured and shared on their website.

Click here to visit the Model A Ford Club of America homepage.  A small version of the photo appears in the lower right portion of the page as their "A of the Day" featured picture. You can view a full-size photo by clicking on the small one on that page.

or

Click here to vieiw the full-size photo.

Vermillion Players Perform at Dinner and a Show - Pontiac, IL

Vermillion Players Perform at Dinner and a Show - Pontiac, IL

Pontiac Elks Lodge
459 Elks Club Road, Pontiac, IL

Three different performances on three consecutive dates:

Friday, November 26, 2010
7:00 PM
“Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay”
Dinner - Double cheeseburgers, fries, cole slaw, Coca-Cola, and a root beer float
$25.00/person

Vermillion Players Perform at Dinner and a Show - Pontiac, IL

Vermillion Players Perform at Dinner and a Show - Pontiac, IL

Pontiac Elks Lodge
459 Elks Club Road, Pontiac, IL

Three different performances on three consecutive dates:

Friday, November 26, 2010
7:00 PM
“Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay”
Dinner - Double cheeseburgers, fries, cole slaw, Coca-Cola, and a root beer float
$25.00/person

Saturday, November 27, 2010
7:00 PM
“They’re Playing Our Song”
Dinner - Chicken Oscar, potatoes, strawberry-walnut salad, and fresh baked wheat bread
$25.00/person

Vermillion Players Perform at Dinner and a Show - Pontiac, IL

Vermillion Players Perform at Dinner and a Show - Pontiac, IL

Pontiac Elks Lodge
459 Elks Club Road, Pontiac, IL

Three different performances on three consecutive dates:

Friday, November 26, 2010
7:00 PM
“Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay”
Dinner - Double cheeseburgers, fries, cole slaw, Coca-Cola, and a root beer float
$25.00/person

Saturday, November 27, 2010
7:00 PM
“They’re Playing Our Song”
Dinner - Chicken Oscar, potatoes, strawberry-walnut salad, and fresh baked wheat bread
$25.00/person

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SATURDAY'S CAMPFIRE RING!

The parking lot at the Midewin Nature Preserve will be closed tomorrow evening (Saturday, September 25). If you are attending the campfire/story session with Ike Widner, please note the following:

Drive north from the Nature Preserve parking lot - on your right hand side (approximately 3 long blocks) will be a gravel road marked "Old Iron Bridge Road" - turn right there and drive back to the campfire site.

There are still openings available - come out and enjoy an autumn evening with a full moon, a campfire, and stories. Bring a chair, something to cook over the fire (marshmallows or ?) and enjoy a night out (literally) on 66.

Ike's phone number is 815-530-5100 andr his email is wagontrail66@hotmail.com

Route 66 Treasures Arrive at New Home!

It's finally here - the long awaited arrival of two exciting acquisitions to our Route 66 Association of Illinois Museum and Hall of Fame in Pontiac, IL!

This coming Sunday, September 26 is the day when Route 66 icon and artist, Bob Waldmire's, VW van and converted schoolbus will arive at our museum for eventual display! According to Association Treasurer, Marty Blitstein, who was instrumental in making these acquisitions come to fruition, it will be a couple more weeks before the van and bus will be available for viewing at the museum. First, the items need to be prepared for display.

Click to read our original announcement about these exciting acquisitions.

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Plaque Dedication for Soulsby Station - Mount Olive, IL

Plaque Dedication for Soulsby Station - Mount Olive, IL
102 S. Route 66, Mount Olive, Illinois
Friday, September 24
10:00 AM

Click to read the complete News Release about this event on our website.

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