The History Museum on the Square will receive an award from The Route 66 Association of Missouri at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at their new exhibit location on Route 66 at 155 Park Central Square. All are welcome to attend.

The Route 66 Association of Missouri recognizes several preservation projects along Route 66 each year with a small monetary award and a letter of thanks. The Association’s Preservation Committee collects monies throughout the year for the express purpose of funding these annual awards. Preservation of items projects or Route 66 icon restorations that are completed by a private individual or non-profit organization are eligible and any Association member may make a nomination to the Committee for an award with awards made according to the monies available.

The Route 66 Association is proud to honor The History Museum on the Square for their efforts in preservation of the history of Springfield and Greene County with a special interest to records, pictures and memorabilia of Historic Route 66 as it traveled through Greene County and Springfield. This is very significant as Springfield is considered to be the “Birthplace of Route 66, the Mother Road”.

Whitehall Mercantile in Halltown, Boots Court in Carthage and Crestwood Bowl in Crestwood are also recipients of 2013 Preservation awards. For more information on The Route 66 Association of Missouri see