Route 66: Caravan to National Historic Trail Designation

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On July 2, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added Route 66 to its National Treasures portfolio and announced plans to pursue national historic trail designation for Route 66 as one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” This follows a June 5 action in the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 801, the Route […]

 

Research Route 66 Annual Meeting Convened

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Research Route 66 Annual Meeting Convened   Research Route 66 held their 12th annual meeting to set priorities for the coming year. The meeting was held March 22-23, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Research Route 66 (previously known as the Route 66 Archives and Research Collaboration) is an initiative of the National Park Service’s Route […]

 

Are We There Yet? Preservation of Roadside Architecture and Attractions Symposium

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The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) will host a  three-day symposium on the preservation of  roadside architecture and attractions that are uniquely American.  The symposium will focus on the preservation of these buildings and features that catered to tourists who traveled American roads during the 1920s-1970s. The symposium will […]

 

2017 Cost-Share Grants Announced

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The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s cost-share grant awards. The cost-share grant program provides grant assistance for eligible historic preservation, research, oral history, interpretative, and educational projects. Grants are offered through an annual, competitive grant cycle. Since 2001, 139 projects have been awarded $2.1 […]

 

Find Route 66 National Register-listed sites!

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More than 250 Route 66 gas stations, motels, cafes, bridges, road alignments and other sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the list of Route 66 sites here!   The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National […]

 

Sharing Our History: Hispanic Legacies of Route 66 Project

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The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to welcome Gianna Sanchez for a summer internship through the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP). Gianna was born and raised in New Mexico, and is currently a graduate student of History at the University of New Mexico. In the past two years, LHIP has funded two research projects that […]

 

Traveling Green on the Mother Road

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Every year, thousands of enthusiastic travelers from all over the world set out to experience America’s heritage on Route 66. The National Park Service is committed not only to helping preserve this special route, but also to protect the environment. There are many things that you can do to make your trip more enjoyable, save money, and lighten […]

 

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative

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Route 66: The Road Ahead Partnership In November 2013, organizational leaders and representative stakeholders of Route 66 met at The Road Ahead strategic roundtable in Anaheim, California. Organized by the World Monuments Fund with generous assistance from American Express, their purpose was to discuss a vision and strategies for developing a national framework for collaboration along the […]

 

Route 66 and the Historic Negro Motorist Green Book

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Route 66 is widely recognized around the world as an icon of 20th-century America, emphasizing personal mobility and pursuit of the American Dream. However, the experience of driving and working on the road was not the same for everyone. Route 66 was a mirror-reflection of the social values of the time, and its history can tell many […]

 

2016 Cost-Share Grants Announced

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The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s cost-share grant awards. The cost-share grant program provides grant assistance for eligible historic preservation, research, oral history, interpretative, and educational projects. Grants are offered through an annual, competitive grant cycle. Since 2001, 122 projects have been awarded $1.9 […]