Route 66 Hall of Famer and author Chester D. Henry presents, “Route 66, My Home Away from Home”

On Saturday, March 28, at 1:00, we invite you to take a tour down memory lane along the country’s Mother Road—historic Route 66.   Join retired lieutenant Chester D. Henry and his family for an afternoon of lively reminiscences of the Grand Old Road spanning the state trooper’s 26 year career from 1958 to 1984.

In 1995, Henry endeavored to preserve his memories of patrolling Route 66 in book form in hopes of ensuring that his stories would always be available to future family members.   In the fall of 2014, this personal collection of anecdotes and memories, entitled Route 66, My Home Away From Home, was made available to the general public.

In the words of Henry, “The old roadway may be gone, the restaurants, gas stations, motels, garages, may be torn down, …the policeman may be retired, and the bus drivers…may no longer be running up and down her miles, but the memories will be in our hearts and mind…for many years to come.”

Route 66, My Home Away from Home by Chester D. Henry will be available for purchase at the price of $15.00 plus tax. A book signing by the author will directly follow the program.

For more information about this program, please contact the Education Department via email at education@mchistory.org or by phone at 309-827-0428. Free parking will be available at the Lincoln Parking Deck located one block south of the Museum on Front Street.


Saturday, February 28, 2015
1:00 pm



McLean County Museum of History 200 North Main Bloomington IL 61701 (309) 827-0428

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