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Autry Museum showcases the history and legacy of Route 66

Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider

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There is no road in America quite like Route 66. The highway winds its way from Chicago to Los Angeles and captures an iconic piece of American history.

A new exhibit at The Autry museum, “Route 66: The Road and Romance,” explores the rise and fall of Route 66 and its powerful symbolism in American identity.

The exhibit opens on Sunday, June 8 and will run through January 4, 2015. Larry joins The Autry museum curator, Jeffrey Richardson with a preview of the show.


Jeffrey Richardson, museum curator, The Autry

Ben Fitzsimmons, Senior Manager, Programs and Public Events at Autry National Center