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Second Saturday Exhibition Open House

December 10, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater will be open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.

About the exhibitions:

Ribbons Across the Land: Building the U.S. Interstate Highway System
September 22, 2016 – February 11, 2017

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29 of that year, establishing an interstate highway system in the United States. On the 60th anniversary of this historic event, the Linda Hall Library will mount an exhibition on the history of the engineering and construction of our nation’s interstate highway system.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Black & Veatch Foundation, KCP&L, the Terracon Foundation, and Linda Hall Library Foundation Donors.

Gas, Food, Lodging
September 22, 2016 – February 11, 2017

Essayist E.B. White once observed that, “everything in life is somewhere else and you get there in a car.” For anyone traveling the most fabled of 2-lane highways, Route 66, everything in life was somewhere else and could be encountered along the 2,448 miles of that road.  For more than four decades, Route 66 was the fastest and most interesting way to travel from Chicago to Santa Monica through the American Southwest.  Through the decades it came to symbolize the romance of the open road. Gas, Food, Lodging will recall the story of Route 66 from dirt road to cultural myth with all of the stops along the way.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Black & Veatch Foundation, KCP&L, the Terracon Foundation, and Linda Hall Library Foundation Donors.

Parking

Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.

Details

Date:
December 10, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Eric Ward
Phone:
816.926.8753
Website:
www.lindahall.org

Venue

Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Phone:
8163634600
Website:
www.lindahall.org

For reservation questions, please email events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8772 to leave a message.

Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information on these events.