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Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum was dedicated on July 4, 2000 in the historic
Casa del Desierto, Harvey House, in Barstow, California. The Museum
displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related
to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert Communities. Displays include development
of the United States Route 66 from early pioneer trails, railroads,
automotive history, businesses and sites.
making this roadside attraction a day destination or staying in the
area longer can learn more about what to experience while on the Mojave
Desert or on Route 66 from many handouts, books and knowledgeable docents.
Because of greater interest, our technical resources and preservation
efforts are building to offer better assistance.
May 1, 2003 Hampton Inn Hotels designated the Harvey House Route 66
Mother Road Museum as a "Roadside Attraction" by officially posting
a sign, one of "66" along the Route's 2,448 miles. For "America's Biggest
Road Trip down Route 66", check http://www.hamptoninn.com/ or http://www.cart66pf.org/66caravan/
for their Save-A-Landmark campaign. Follow
the trip highlights
of the 66 Caravan as posting signs and touring the eight states through
During the heyday of rail
passenger service in the Western United States, Barstow boasted a splendid
rail depot/restaurant/hotel complex called the "Casa del Desierto",
House of the Desert. Completed in 1911, the Casa del Desierto was the
fourth "Harvey House" built by the Atchinson, Topeka, and the Santa
Fe Railway Company along its right-of-way and operated by the Fred Harvey
Company. These Harvey Houses established an unparalleled standard of
food service to the traveler, and entered the lore of American railroading
and the West.
Museum Gift Shop offers gifts, books and clothing related
to Route 66 and the Harvey House Depot. Many products are
exclusive to our Museum. Souvenir and gift items, some specific
to Barstow, California and the desert, include magnets,
key chains, T-shirts, books, die-cast vehicles, postcards,
hand-made products and more.
at bottom of page)
for upcoming events and tours of the Barstow Harvey House Casa
del Desierto. Please check back for updates, call or email us
for more information.
5th Annual CLASSIC CAR SHOW
5th Anniversary Celebration CLASSIC CAR SHOW will take place
at the Historic Harvey House Casa del Desierto, 681 N. First
Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311.
Free Admission ~ Free Parking ~ Free Tours ~ Free Admission
to the Route 66 Museum and the Railroad Museum next door.
Trophies - Dash Plaques - Goody Bags - Food - Vendors -
50s & 60s Music
Miss Route 66 Queens - Drawings (Great Prizes!) - Open Rail
Cars - Free Harvey House Tours
Pre-Car registration is $15.00 by 6-12-05; day of the show
is $20.00. Proceeds go to the Museum.
For entry form,
flyers or more information, call 760-255-1890, Kenny McConnell
760-256-6770 or Eddie Cordova 760-255-1691. The flyer/registration
form can be printed from here.
Please come support the museum in efforts to preserve past
history of roads and transportation for our future generations!
10, 2005 - 9:00 AM - GIL'S PLACE - 235 E. Main Street - Barstow,
Miss Route 66 Amanda Cothran of Fontana and her Princesses.
4th Annual Mini-National
Route 66 Pageant
September 10, 2005
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Gil's Place, downtown Main Street in Barstow (Route 66!)
The event takes place during the Main Street USA Run Car Show.
Admission is free. Main Street is closed to through traffic
on Saturday during the events.
a.. Fun Pageant with no required duties
b.. Open to anyone who has traveled along Route 66!
c.. 12 division from children to seniors
d.. Custom Route 66 crowns
e.. Route 66 Tiaras & embroidered sashes
f.. Embroidered jackets
g.. Route 66 medallions
h.. Sports wear; Route 66 "heyday" costumes welcome
i.. Opportunity to participate in the San Bernardino Rendezvous
j.. Support preservation and the Barstow Route 66 Museum
k.. For more information or application, contact Kris Watson
760-257-3435 www.geocities.com/Imperial_image/ or Museum 760-255-1890.
of Ken Turmel, Postmark Artist and Two Lane Highway Historian,
of Oklahoma is on exhibit. Museum archival quality prints of
his pictorial postmarks are available for sale. The limited
edition prints are signed, numbered, and includes a Certificate
of Authenticity and an 18 page booklet. The process in making
his historic piece of work and biography are found on his web
Art Commercial - Portrait - Architectural Photography of Kevin
Hass of Los Angeles showing Route 66 in Los Angeles is on
display. View his work at the museum or contact him for further
Angeles Photographer Russell Olsen's Exhibit "Along For
The Ride" ~ Remembering Route 66 ~ in black and white represents
many of the great icons along Route 66. Prints are available
for sale, framed and unframed. A new release "Route 66
Lost and Found" Ruins and Relics Revisited is also available
in the Museum Gift Shop.
York based Patrick Walsh Photomosaics is fine art photography,
best described as painting with the camera, and influenced by
4th century BC mosaic tile art, using today's modern camera
and film technology. His art work is Limited edition Fine Art
Archival Prints on Archival Watercolor Paper. Our collection
of Walsh's work can be viewed at the Route 66 Museum. More information
and prints can be found on his web site. http://www.patrickwalshphotomosaics.com/index.htm
variety of photographic images by John Nakata of the
San Francisco Bay area are available for sale in archival prints
and greeting cards at the Route 66 Museum. He and his wife Charlene
Fischer traveled Route 66 collaborating on their Route 66 web
site sharing images and offering tips for the "Mother Road"
travelers. Nakata's Company, Sight & Sound Productions, provides
content for print, multi-media, video and film. http://www.sightandsound.com/route66.html
Take the I-15
north to Barstow, exit at "L" Street, turn left at the end of the off-ramp
onto "L" Street, turn right on West Main Street (Route 66!), follow West
Main Street to First Avenue, and turn left on First Avenue. The Harvey
House is on the right after you cross the bridge over the railroad tracks.
I-15, I-40 south
to Barstow, exit at Barstow Road, turn right on Barstow Road, turn left
(west) on Main Street (Route 66!), turn right on First Avenue. The
Harvey House is on the right after you cross the bridge over the railroad
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