Discover the History, Route 66: Stories from the Mother Road!

Join us from 3 PM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, October 5 as three distinguished Route 66 authors share stories and their unique perspectives on the Mother Road in this lively and interactive panel. Come learn how the Mother Road continues to ramble on, for future generations. 

Duncan - Discover the History, Route 66: Stories from the Mother Road!Glenn Duncan‘s keen interest in history, architecture, and preservation took root when he moved to South Pasadena. Although this focus had lain dormant through early career experience in advertising and television production, it really blossomed after he joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation, California Preservation Foundation, Los Angeles Conservancy, and was appointed to the South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Commission. Serving on the Commission for almost 18 years, Glen played a key role in preserving its legacy of almost of 2500 historic properties, including many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Glen has served as president of the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation, Heritage Coalition of Southern California, and the California Historic Route 66 Association. In 2005, he authored Route 66 in California, an Images of America.

Kathy - Discover the History, Route 66: Stories from the Mother Road!Kathy Strong has been a travel writer for more than 30 years, having written or contributed to more than 20 travel guidebooks and countless magazine features. Her books include: Southern California: Off the Beaten Path; Recommended Bed & Breakfasts: California; Driving the Pacific Coast: California. Her newspaper column, GOING MY WAY, appeared in the Gannett/USA Today newspaper Travel section every Sunday in Southern California for a decade. She has also been a contributor to Forbes Travel Guide and USA Today weekly magazine. Through the years, Strong has been a frequent talk show guest on both radio and television, recently appearing on “The Today Show.” Strong’s latest travel reveal is a new online travel website: www.PSWishYouWereHereTravel.com. This first edition of her new book Secret Southern California is a culmination of the native Southern Californian’s knowledge and love for the off-the-beaten-path treasures of the southern part of the state, as well as “secret, authentic” finds at every turn. 

scott - Discover the History, Route 66: Stories from the Mother Road!Scott Piotrowski moved to Los Angeles in 1996, roughly following Route 66 on his journey and falling in love with the people and places that make up the highway. Ever since he has focused his Route 66 preservation and promotion efforts along the Route 66 corridor in Los Angeles County while advocating for a new perspective for the future of Route 66. Piotrowski is currently the President of the California Historic Route 66 Association. He is the author of “Finding the End of the Mother Road: Route 66 in Los Angeles County.”

 

This discussion was made possible by the California Historic Route 66 Association. For More information on the organization click HERE.

This discussion is free of charge, and includes free access to our galleries.

RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@santamonicahistory.org or calling (310) 395-2290.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401.  The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library.  The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.