Get Your Kicks at the Mercer! Route 66 Exhibit

Just heard about this on the radio and thought it would be of interest to Retro Roadmap Readers – especially since it’s interesting to Mod B:-)

America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66

May 31, 2014 – August 24, 2014
Mercer Museum Route 66 Exhibit

This exhibit takes visitors on a geographical and historical tour of the iconic highway, from the highway’s opening in 1926, up to the present day. Graphic displays, props, artifacts, interpretive text, and interactive experiences – including a drive-in theater and a period radio show – help deliver the story.

Themes include American migration, the evolution of automotive travel, roadside architecture, and technological and cultural innovation. Included, too, with the exhibit is a photo essay created by photographer and author Russell Olsen. Olsen researched and photographed 75 classic service stations, motor courts, restaurants and other sites along Route 66.

The Mercer Museum will augment the exhibit with vintage automobiles and other items of automotive culture. On display, will be a 1969 Mercedes 600 (short-wheelbase), once owned by Elvis Presley.

Click here for exhibit info and directions

Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-0210
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  • SusieQT
    June 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Seems to me Mod Betty would enjoy this part of the series:

  • Changes in Longitude
    June 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    We just drove an old stretch of Route 66 through Southern California. We’ll miss the museum event but it sounds interesting.

    • Mod Betty /
      June 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

      I’ve got a plan to do Route 66 in a few years, so this museum exhibit will have to hold me for a while. Crazy thing I remembered when writing this is that when I moved down to Delaware in 2000 I went to a Route 66 Exhibit at the Franklink (F’in) Mint. Glad to know the Mother Road still is relevant to folks now!

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