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November 16, 2015

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

Route 66 Museum to Host Open House for Festival of Lights Celebration

Clinton, Okla. —The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is ready to kick off the holiday season with its annual Open House celebration during Clinton's Festival of Lights. This year's event is scheduled to take place on December 1, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like last year, the Open House will occur during the afternoon, giving everyone an opportunity to visit the museum as well as participate in downtown events. Museum volunteers will be serving refreshments at the event in our Wow! Room. Admission is free to the local community as a gift for all of the support of the museum during the past year. While visiting the museum, see "The Highway Patrol: Regulating Route 66 and Oklahoma's Highways" exhibit. This exhibit is located in the Now and Future Exhibit Gallery of the museum.

Along with hosting the Open House, the museum will be entering a float in Clinton's Festival of Lights parade. This year's float will be pulled by a classic truck. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street (or Frisco Ave.) in Clinton, Okla.

As a reminder for all of those who wish to visit the museum during the winter months, the hours of operation during December and January will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The museum will be closed January 1 to 11. The museum is located just off I-40 at Exit 65 at 2229 W. Gary Blvd. in Clinton. For additional information, contact Director Pat Smith at 580-323-7866 or rt66mus@okhistory.org.

The Route 66 Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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