Route 66 documentary to premiere Nov. 10 at Missouri History Museum

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s known as one of the most iconic highways in the country and Route 66 will be the focus of a free exhibit at the Missouri History Museum!

Andrew Wanko, Public Historian at the Missouri History Museum and co-director of the new documentary film, Show Me 66: Main Street through Missouri, shares more.

The Show Me 66: Main Street through Missouri documentary was produced by the Missouri History Museum in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis. That free exhibit runs through July 16, 2017.

The new film takes viewers on a trip along the Missouri stretch of the fabled ‘Mother Road.’ Andrew and co-director Eric Wilkinson traveled to Missouri’s farthest stretches of Route 66 to compile images and stories about America’s car culture, Route 66’s relationship between St. Louis and the Ozarks and the unique attractions, motels and stories along the road.

The documentary premieres at the Missouri History Museum on Thursday, November 10th at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 4:00 p.m.

More screenings are set at the Missouri History Museum and other locations around the state.

In addition to the premiere screening, a 60-minute version of the film will be on view at the Missouri History Museum on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Andrew will be available for Q & A sessions after the following screenings: Thursday, January 19th at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, January 24th at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.