The Recent Past Preservation Network is now accepting submissions for our Summer 2011 issue of the RPPN Bulletin!

May 27, 2011

From the Recent Past Preservation Network:

“Right now, RPPN is accepting submission proposals for our Spring issue, which will be released in July. We have room for 5-8 articles right now and space will go fast. If you are interested in writing an article please contact us at

RPPN welcomes all contributions, whether it be a news item, a story about preservation efforts, research & resources, upcoming events, or anything else related to the preservation of modernism and the recent past.”

“Birthplace of Route 66 Festival” Planning Meeting in Springfield, Missouri on May 26

May 23, 2011

From David Eslick:

“The First Annual  “Birthplace of Route 66 Festival” will be on Saturday, August 13  on College Street from Grant Ave.  to however far West that we need to line up cars for the car show.

The West Central Neighborhood Association will host the event.  Some of the hard part is done. The committee chairmen have stepped up to lead this festival.

There will be a meeting on Thursday, May 26 at the First Baptist Church Activities Building at 6:00 p.m. to fill these committees and make further plans.

Please plan on being there to help make this an AWESOME event.

You are encouraged to bring any of your friends that have any interest in promoting Springfield as the “Birthplace of Route 66. It is not necessary to RSVP,  just show up.”

Launch Party in Rolla on May 25

May 23, 2011

From Stevie Kearse of the Rolla Chamber of Commerce:

“We would like to invite you to the official launch party for the June
edition of Missouri Life’s Route 66 publication that will be held on
May 25 at Public House Brewery from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  This publication
features the Rolla Tourism 2 page spread and a feature on Public House
Brewery.  The celebration will include food, drinks, and door prizes.

This is the official launch party of the June edition and Missouri
Life is inviting their clients and contacts to attend the celebration
in Rolla.  This Route 66 publication also celebrates the 85th Birthday
of Route 66.

We hope to see you there!”