Association Events

10th Anniversary Open House at Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame & Museum

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

It's our birthday! Come celebrate our 10th year at an open house at our Hall of Fame and Museum, 110 Howard St, Pontiac, IL!

There will be free refreshments and other special offerings during the celebration. All visitors to the museum during the Open House will be invited to register for some Route 66-related door prizes.

Hall of Fame and Museum Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

We hope you'll join us as we spend a day cleaning up our Association's "home base" - our Hall of Fame and Museum! Join other volunteers in a day we guarantee will be more fun than work as we dust, polish and sweep up for tourist season!

Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum
110 W Howard St
Pontiac, IL 61764

Odell Gas Station Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00am

There is a lot to do this year, your help is needed.

Motor Tour 2014 - 25 Years of Touring the Mother Road in Illinois!

Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, June 15, 2014 (All day)

Our 25th Annual Motor Tour is rolling along!

This year, we'll be kicking things off in Edwardsville, IL at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 13!

Click for for information on Motor Tour 2014 and watch this site for the latest updates.

Annual Association Picnic 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:30am - 6:00pm

All are cordially invited to attend our annual Association picnic.

It will again be held at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funk's Grove, IL
4532 N 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61254 (right off Route 66)

Our picnic is free of charge; the Association provides all food and soft drinks.
Feel free to bring a dish to share if yuo'd like.
No alcohol is permitted on the grounds of the Sugar Grove Nature Center.

Please R.S.V.P. to Marty Blitstein to assure adequate quantities of food and beverages are available.

(708) 444-1312

Come picnic with some great folks!

Major Work Day at Our Hall of Fame and Museum

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A major work day is planned at our Hall of Fame and Museum at 110 W Howard St in Pontiac, IL. Help make some big changes come to life!

Museum visitors 2011.jpg

Lunch will be provided by Association Treasurer and Membership Chairman, Marty Blitstein.

Let Marty know you're coming to join the crew!
(708) 444-1312

Work Day at Sprague Super Station

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:30am

Please bring your tools and your talents to help us finish up this preservation project!

Sprague Super Station
305 E Pine St
Normal, IL

For complete details, click on this article.

Last Day to Submit Content for The 66 News

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (All day)

Today is the deadline to submit content for the Summer, 2013 issue of The 66 News.

Click here for where and how to submit content.

Sprague Super Service Workday

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 9:30am

Sprague Super Service
305 E Pine St, Normal, IL

Come join us for a day of cleaning, organizing, painting and minor repairs at this historic service station!

Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:30 AM

Contact John Weiss to let him know you're in!

Odell Gas Station Workday

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 9:30am

Workday at the Odell Gas Station
400 S West St, Odell, IL

Come join us for some Spring cleaning, light repairs, sprucing up and painting.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
9:30 AM

Contact John Weiss to let him know you're in!

(As always, Cathie Stevanovich and Marty Blitstein will provide lunch for this workday.)

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