Route History

Route History, Inc. is a museum, located between two alignments of Route 66 in the city of Springfield Illinois. The museum shares stories and experiences about the tragedy, resilience, and excellence of Black people in the city of Springfield and along Historic Route 66. Route History tells the often-untold stories of Black experiences and the significant contributions of Black businesses in and near Route 66 in the Negro Motorist Green-Book during the Jim Crow era, the Great Migration and, the significance of businesses along Route 66.