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Illinois State Museum launches Route 66 collecting initiative


January 5, 2022

This art is part of the Bob Waldmire collection donated to the Illinois State Museum.

The Illinois State Museum announces its Route 66 collecting initiative focused on expanding the museum's holdings of related historic objects in preparation for an exhibition opening in 2026 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Mother Road.

The museum seeks items that help illuminate Route 66's history, both during its glory days before the interstate system and objects from those who continue to add to its story today.

Bob Waldmire's family has donated a significant collection of his art and personal belongings to the Illinois State Museum to lay the foundation for the collecting initi...

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