On Thursday evening, September 21st, in the Historic Fox Theater on the Square, Katrina Parks, a documentary film maker from Los Angeles, will be showing excerpts from her forthcoming documentary about Route 66 from female perspectives — the women who lived, traveled, and worked along the Mother Road. As part of this project, Ms. Parks has been collecting oral history interviews on this topic. This event, which will begin at 6:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. The lobby of the Fox will open at 5:00 so that attendees can examine the current exhibit, “Memories of the Mother Road: Birthplace of Route 66.”
This program, funded in part by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council, is a collaborative project of cinefemme, the Missouri State University Libraries, and the History Museum on the Square. After the main program, local historian Jami Lewis will present a short program about the African American Route 66 experience in southwest Missouri.