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Lure of the Open Road exhibit opens, Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

April 28, 9:00 am5:00 pm

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On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will open a new exhibit of photographs by nationally known Route 66 historians and photographers Jim Ross and Shellee Graham. Lure of the Open Road features thirty-five of their color and black and white photographs of Route 66.

Beginning at 11 am, Ross and Graham will sign copies of their newest book, Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

Ross is a current Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame member, and both photographers are recipients of the John Steinbeck Award for historic preservation. Ross is also a recipient of the Oklahoma Historical Society Citation of Merit. Together, Ross and Graham are the authors or co-authors of fifteen books dedicated to Route 66, the most famous historic highway in America.

Beginning at 2 pm, the Oklahoma Route 66 Association will induct two special Oklahomans into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame. Inductions are held every two years for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion or preservation of Route 66. The selection includes a nomination and committee process conducted by the association. The winners’ plaques are displayed in the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum’s Hall of Fame, located in the WOW! Exhibit Room.

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments while listening to music that was popular when Route 66 was a main highway to travel. The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma Route 66 Association, and the Friends of the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Inc.

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is located at 2229 West Gary Boulevard in Clinton. The museum galleries present the history and legends of Route 66 through the decades. For additional information, please contact Pat Smith at 580-323-7866 or email rt66mus@okhistory.org.


April 28
9:00 am–5:00 pm
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Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
2229 West Gary Boulvard Clinton, OK 73601