The Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitor’s Center was created in the lower level of the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington. The grand opening of the visitor’s center was held on Saturday, April 25.
The visitor’s center was partially funded by the Illinois Office of Tourism.
According to the Herald Review article, “The purpose of Crusin’ with Lincoln is to understand how the Route 66 experience is deeply connected with Lincoln’s story,” said Greg Koos, executive director of the history museum.
“This place is considered to be the gateway of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area,” said Koos. “It’s part of the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. People can come here and get an orientation.”
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A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.