Meet the women keeping Route History alive in Springfield
Gina Lathan & Stacy Grundy opened Route History last year in a former 1930s-era Texaco gas station in downtown Springfield. The museum, visitor center and gift shop features exhibits aimed to engage people in the important, yet often forgotten, history of African Americans along Route 66 and in the city of Springfield.
Lathan, President of Route History, Inc., said while many people link Rouate 66 to Springfield, the African American perspective of the “Mother Road” is often missing. The women behind Route History are featured in Landmarks Illinois’ latest edition of The Arch newsletter. Read the full article at our website.
“Ultimately, we want to ensure that the contributions African Americans have made to the city of Springfield and the state of Illinois are recognized, celebrated and remembered.”
Read the interview