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August 2015

Livingston County War Museum Receives Award

The Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) recently announced that the Livingston County War Museum and Dal Estes Education Center has been awarded the distinction of being the IAM’s Volunteer Institution of the Year for 2015. The presentation of the award will take place at the Annual Fall Conference for the IAM to be held September 24-25, 2015 in Springfield.

9th Annual Mill Cruise-In

Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The 9th Annual Mill Cruise-In, hosted by the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club, will be a part of a weekend of activities at the historic original 1929 Route 66 attraction located at 738 S. Washington in Lincoln, Illinois on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2015.

The Cruise-In will be on Sunday September 13th from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, with registration proceeds ($5 per vehicle) to once again go to the Mill for restoration efforts. The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club has hosted the event all nine years and has raised over $2500 for the Mill from this annual event. Registration will be the day of the cruise-in as always.

Route 66 Mural Earns National Geographic Calendar Cover

Our thanks to Pontiac, IL tourism director, Ellie Alexander, for providing this information for us to share with you.

Pontiac’s own world’s largest painted Route 66 shield mural is the featured cover photograph on one of National Geographic’s 2016 promotional calendars. The Route 66-themed calendar includes 12 stunning images taken along the historic “Mother Road.” Pontiac’s shield mural is the image for December, and was selected as the calendar’s impressive cover photo.

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Route 66 Mural Earns National Geographic Calendar Cover

Our thanks to Pontiac, IL tourism director, Ellie Alexander, for providing this information for us to share with you.

Pontiac’s own world’s largest painted Route 66 shield mural is the featured cover photograph on one of National Geographic’s 2016 promotional calendars. The Route 66-themed calendar includes 12 stunning images taken along the historic “Mother Road.” Pontiac’s shield mural is the image for December, and was selected as the calendar’s impressive cover photo.

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Polk-A-Dot Cruise Night

Date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

Cruise night featuring The Rt 66 Band live at the Poka Dot in Braidwood, Illinois!

Web Site Survey Now Available!

To our enthusiastic website readers:

Our beloved website is showing her age. What happens when a website gets old? Well, it means the platform on which it runs is no longer being supported. In other words, the technology that makes the website work behind the scenes is becoming obsolete. That causes the site to experience technical glitches and be difficult to post content to. Perhaps the most significant issue for our aging website is that in its current version, it is completely ignored by google searches due to the fact that it’s not mobile responsive; and as more people utilize their mobile phones and tablets to visit our site, this is unacceptable. She had a good run in her present incarnation - she’s served us faithfully since 2008, and seven years in technology terms is positively elderly. The time to get current has arrived.

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We’d like to take this opportunity to do more than simply revamp the website, however. We’d like to make some changes to both what we present and how we present it. We’ve got some juicy ideas and plans of our own but we want to make certain that we take into account you, the readers, needs, wants and preferences.

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