2017 Cost-Share Grant Season is Now Open!

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The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program provides cost-share grant assistance to support the preservation of the most significant and representative historic Route 66 buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes in the eight states through which the route passes. Assistance is also provided to support research, planning, oral history, and educational outreach projects related to […]

 

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 […]

 

Grant Project Spotlight: Women on the Mother Road

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As America’s highway, Route 66 can tell many important stories of significant change through the 20th century. The Women On The Mother Road website and oral history project are helping to reveal those stories by creating a public history record that sheds light on diverse women’s experiences. The time period covered by Route 66’s history […]

 

2015 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 2015 grant awards go to:   National Guard Armory Rehabilitation Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma Applicant: City of Sapulpa NPS Grant: $22,380, Cost-Share Match: $34,109 Built in 1948, Sapulpa’s historic National Guard Armory was home to Company […]

 

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative

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Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative 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 […]

 

Route 66 Hispanic Heritage Study in New Mexico

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The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to welcome Lena Guidi for a summer internship through the Latino Heritage Internship Program. Lena was born and raised in New Mexico, and is currently an undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico, majoring in American Studies with a minors in History and Journalism. […]

 

Route 66 Strategic Roundtable Proceedings Now Available

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A report is now available that provides a summary of the strategic roundtable, Route 66: The Road Ahead, held November 20-22, 2013. The event and report are a follow-up to the Route 66 Economic Impact Study, which was completed in 2012 by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in collaboration with the World Monuments Fund and National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.

 

Visit the expanded NPS Route 66 travel itinerary!

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The National Park Service hosts an online Route 66 Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary that makes it easy to trek back in time on the “Mother Road.” Seven new sites have recently been added, including the Wigwam Village #7 in San Bernardino, the Arroyo Seco Parkway in Los Angeles, and the Pig and Calf Lunch in Albuquerque.

 

Petrified Forest National Park Visitor Center Named National Treasure

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The Painted Desert Community Complex at Petrified Forest National Park has been named a National Treasure! Check out the website at National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Also check out the blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation “Preserving Mission 66 Modernism“.