Entertainment

2014 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show

Date: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, September 28, 2014 (All day)

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Pontiacs Set to Invade Pontiac

Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, September 21, 2014 (All day)

image001.jpgDowntown Pontiac, Illinois will become GTO heaven for the weekend of September 20-21, 2014, as the Third Annual All-Pontiac Cruise and Car Show comes to town. The event, sponsored by the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center, the Heart of Illinois GTO Club (Springfield. IL), and the Gateway GTO Club (St. Louis, MO), will feature hundreds of cars and two full days of activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum and help to fund its continued growth and development.

Motor Tour 2015

Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, June 14, 2015 (All day)

Stay tuned for information about our 26th annual Motor Tour! It's going to be great!

Summer of Sammy Begins!

Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Our thanks to Pontiac, IL tourism director, Ellie Alexander, for providing the following for us to share:

Sammy Basso, an 18-year-old young man from Italy, has always wanted to travel through America on historic Route 66. As part of this dream, Basso will be visiting Pontiac on September 15. For Basso, this dream is more challenging than it would be for most. Sammy is, in all likelihood, the oldest man on the earth who is suffering from a disease that causes premature aging. Although there is no cure for the affliction, generally known as Progeria, this rare genetic disorder typically results in death by the middle teens. Sammy’s case is rare because he has successfully reached his late teens.

8th Annual Car Cruise-In & New Weekend Vendor Market at The Mill on 66 in Lincoln, IL

Date: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, September 14, 2014 (All day)

The public is welcome to check out The Mill Car Cruise-In this Saturday, September 13th from 1pm-4pm as part of a weekend of additional activities at the old historic restaurant located at 738 S. Washington in Lincoln, IL. The annual meeting of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, the group that owns the historic site, is also one of the last events of the season for, and co-sponsored by, The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club.

On Saturday and Sunday there will be a variety of vendors taking part in the first of monthly weekend flea markets during seasonal the Spring-Fall. Another vendor market is scheduled at The Mill for Sat-Sun, Oct 25 & 26 from 9am-4pm. Spaces are still available for $10 to $15 dollars a day for this weekend and the October market.

2014 Berwyn Route 66 Car Show

Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

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Elkhart Historical Society Presents: The Ultimate Betrayal

Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Ultimate Betrayal
The Insanity Trial of Mary Lincoln

The second event on November 1 is a unique look at the insanity trial that committed Mary Todd Lincoln to an insane asylum. Actress Pam Brown will again portray Mary Lincoln in The Ultimate Betrayal, in which the former First Lady describes the trial, her incarceration, and how she was finally released due in large part to articles published by the press. Donna Daniels, a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters and a founding member of the Mary Lincoln Coterie, is the author of this presentation.

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Elkhart Historical Society Presents: The Ultimate Betrayal

Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Ultimate Betrayal
The Insanity Trial of Mary Lincoln

The second event on November 1 is a unique look at the insanity trial that committed Mary Todd Lincoln to an insane asylum. Actress Pam Brown will again portray Mary Lincoln in The Ultimate Betrayal, in which the former First Lady describes the trial, her incarceration, and how she was finally released due in large part to articles published by the press. Donna Daniels, a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters and a founding member of the Mary Lincoln Coterie, is the author of this presentation.

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Elkhart Historical Society Presents: Mary Todd Lincoln: Taking Leave

Date: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Mary Todd Lincoln: Taking Leave
A Dramatic Portrayal of Leaving the White House

In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the reenactment of the funeral procession in 2015, the Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce two very special events that will be presented to the public this fall.

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Elkhart Historical Society Presents: Mary Todd Lincoln: Taking Leave

Date: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Mary Todd Lincoln: Taking Leave
A Dramatic Portrayal of Leaving the White House

In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the reenactment of the funeral procession in 2015, the Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce two very special events that will be presented to the public this fall.

Pam Brown as Mary Lincoln.jpg

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