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Springfield, Illinois: Route History: Green Book Museum

Museum in a former gas station tells the story of the "Green Book" and of how black families used it to find food, shelter, and fuel along Route 66 during the days of segregation. Outdoor mural photo-op and street sign monuments.

Green Book Museum

737 E. Cook St., Springfield, IL
Downtown. In an old Texaco station on the north side of E. Cook St., one block west of US-55 BUS/S. 9th St., which once was Route 66.
M-F 10-5, Sa-Su by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Green Book Museum.

Route History: Green Book Museum

The museum is open without appointment 10-5 on weekdays; appointment required Saturday and Sunday. Fascinating intersection between the American road-trip and the unfortunate history of racism in our country. Outside, street sign moments tell the stories of victims of the 1908 race riot.

[Harmon, 07/12/2023]

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Geographic Center of Illinois, Chestnut, IL - 30 mi.

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