Museum selected as a featured venue for Doors Open Illinois.

The Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center has been selected by the Illinois Office of Tourism as a featured venue for Doors Open Illinois. As a participant of the program, the Litchfield Museum will be featured on Enjoy Illinois social media channels as well as the Tourism webpage for...

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Grant received from Corwin Memorial Trust

The Museum just recently learned that we received a grant from the Corwin Memorial Trust to install two permanent outdoor signs near the two cornerstones that are currently on display outside the Museum. The signs will explain the historical significance of the cornerstone from the American Radiator Company (laid in...

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Ariston Cafe has new owners

The Ariston is such a terrific neighbor to us! We wish Nick and Demi all the best in their well deserved retirement! We welcome the new owners and look forward to working closely with them. Congrats to all!!!

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U.S. House passes Route 66 National Historic Trail bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday evening approved by a voice vote the Route 66 National Historic Trail Act. The bill advances to the U.S. Senate for consideration. According to reports by the U.S. House clerk, lawmakers quickly suspended rules for debate and proceeded to vote on the bill,...

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Vipers Owners at the Museum

The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center recently had a visit from members of the Illinois and Indiana chapters of the VIPER OWNERS ASSOCIATION. The group was on their way to a convention in New Orleans. We enjoyed our visit with them and with their President Rob Buckman.  

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Students from Russell School Visit Museum

On Tuesday, May 17th The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center hosted 5 classes (totaling approximately 110) fourth grade students from Russell School. The students, accompanied by their teachers Ms. Pattillo, Ms. Reener, Ms. Scheldt, Ms. Bitter and Ms Brookshire, came in 5 separate sessions. They were hosted by...

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News Channel 20 Visits the Museum

John Reger and crew from ABC affiliate WICS in Springfield recently visited some of the more familiar Route 66 sites in and around town, and posted a really nice video on the museum to their website. You can view it here.  

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