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November 17, 2014


Contact: Pat Smith
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-323-7866

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum Festival of Lights Open House

Clinton, Okla. -- To help Clinton kick off the 2014 holiday season, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as participating in Clinton's annual Festival of Lights parade that evening. To encourage all Oklahomans to come experience the history of Route 66, admission to this event is free.

The Festival of Lights is an annual holiday extravaganza consisting of a parade, extended business hours for local retailers, silent auctions and, of course, pictures with Santa Claus. Various businesses, civic clubs and school groups enter the parade, making the event a must-see for western Oklahomans for the past quarter century. Different categories of awards will be given for the best floats entered into the parade. The Festival of Lights parade will begin at 7 p.m. on Frisco Ave. Please visit downtown Clinton for this incredible main street holiday celebration.

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter months of December and January. The museum will be closed on Sundays and Mondays as well as the first week of January 2015. For additional information, please contact Director Pat Smith at 580-323-7866 or rt66mus@okhistory.org

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.

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