Documentary Film Premiere: “Show Me 66” Nov. 10 at Missouri History Museum

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s known as one of the most iconic highways in the country and Route 66 will be the focus of a free exhibit at the Missouri History Museum!

Andrew Wanko, Public Historian at the Missouri History Museum and co-director of the new documentary film, Show Me 66: Main Street through Missouri, shares more.

The Show Me 66: Main Street through Missouri documentary was produced by the Missouri History Museum in conjunction with the museum`s current exhibition, Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis. That free exhibit runs through July 16, 2017.

The new film takes viewers on a trip along the Missouri stretch of the fabled ‘Mother Road.’ Andrew and co-director Eric Wilkinson traveled to Missouri`s farthest stretches of Route 66 to compile images and stories about America`s car culture, Route 66`s relationship between St. Louis and the Ozarks and the unique attractions, motels and stories along the road.

The documentary premieres at the Missouri History Museum on Thursday, November 10th at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 4:00 p.m.

More screenings are set at the Missouri History Museum and other locations around the state.

In addition to the premiere screening, a 60-minute version of the film will be on view at the Missouri History Museum on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Andrew will be available for Q & A sessions after the following screenings: Thursday, January 19th at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, January 24th at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.