Schedules Rt. 66/Shirley Temple Wayside Exhibit Opening
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[October 20, 2014]
LINCOLN - The Village of Elkhart will
officially open their Historic Rt. 66 Statue and Wayside Exhibit at
a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Friday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. The
statue and informational exhibit is located in the lot to the west
of Elkhart’s Village Hall and compliments the Village’s ongoing
initiative to make Elkhart a special stop for Illinois Route 66
Scenic Byway tourists. Following the ribbon cutting, there will be
free continuous showings of the movie Little Miss Broadway starring
As one of nine Illinois Route 66 communities receiving the new
series of interpretive statues and corresponding wayside panels, the
exhibit is part of a grant program through the Federal Highway
Administration's National Scenic Byway Program and the Illinois
Office of Tourism.
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exhibits. Elkhart’s theme is 1930-1940s restaurants and gas stations
in Elkhart on old Rt. 66. The exhibit focuses on Shirley Temple’s
stop at The House by the Side of the Road restaurant in 1938 and the
Shell Station and roof top garden.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, there will be free
continuous showings of the movie Little Miss Broadway at 5:00,
6:30 and 8:00 p.m. in Elkhart’s Village Hall.
Child star Shirley Temple was on her way to the premiere of this
movie in Springfield when she stopped at Elkhart to eat.
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Miss Broadway is a 1938 musical drama film about a theatrical
boarding house and its occupants. See
for more about the film.
Concessions will be available during the movie, and opportunities
to win Rt. 66 and Shirley Temple prizes. Shirley Temple books and
movies will be on display in the Elkhart Public Library during the
week of Oct. 20-25.
[Peggy Lee, Trustee, Village of