NEWS & EVENTS

EVENT INFORMATION

Exhibit Dates:

Now through Oct. 23, 2016

Hoover Museum Hours:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
Monday - Sunday

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66, a traveling exhibit on loan from NRG! Exhibits, will be on display at the Hoover Museum from January 28 - March 26, 2017. The Hoover Museum is one of 13 presidential museums operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Located in West Branch, IA, 1/4 mile off Interstate 80 at Exit 254 (10 miles east of Iowa City) and open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66
Jan. 28 through March 26, 2017.

Route 66 is emblematic of the American experience. Nearly every aspect of 20th century United States history is reflected in the story of the people and events along the Mother Road. Those who take the journey down Route 66 today can still explore the Main Street of America. Nearly a hundred years of highway culture can be found, whether a thriving relic or decaying ruin. Thousands of people from around the country and around the world drive all or portions of the Route each year. The highway stretches 2,448 miles and crosses through eight states, tracing the migration of people from the Midwest to the pacific coast.

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66 brings this experience into the museum where visitors can get a taste of our shared history. America's Road showcases the stories of people, places, and events from 1926 until today. The topics are relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about our country and its history.

Exhibit Features:

Themes that run through the exhibit include the history of Route 66, evolution of automobile travel, innovations, communities and populations, as well as accounts of travelers and more. The exhibit guides visitors to a greater understanding of Route 66 and its role in American history.

1965 Ford Mustang

An exceptionally well-maintained, original and non-restored Ford Mustang will be displayed. The Mustang hails from the heyday of Route 66 and captures the spirit of the road.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and located ΒΌ mile off Interstate 80 at Exit 254. For more information, call 319-643-5301 or visit the website at: www.hoover.archives.gov.