• COVID-19 CASES RISING IN LOCAL AREA

    After a good deal of thought and discussion, the Board of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center has decided that we would rather be safe than sorry. Because of the surge of COVID-19, we are temporarily closing. We value the health and welfare of our volunteers and our...

  • New and improved outdoor displays!

    We couldn’t be more pleased to add these new items for our outdoor displays.  We certainly couldn’t do it without our wonderful volunteers who designed and created them!

  • 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,...

  • 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.  

  • 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...

  • 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.