Lake County Discovery Museum

Lake County Discovery Museum
27277 North Forest Preserve Road
Wauconda, IL 60084


Web site: Lake County Discovery Museum

Institution Type: Musuem, Archive


Description: Early Route 66, Golden Age of Route 66, Tourism, Roadside Businesses, Architecture and Art

Regions Covered: Route 66 in Illinois, Route 66 in Other States, Entire Route 66

Type of Materials: Postcards; the James R. Powell Route 66 Collection consists of 4,000 printed and real photograph postcards of the highway and roadside architecture, mainly dating from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. The images document the highway, tourist attractions, and roadside architecture such as motels, service stations, restaurants, and diners.

Time Periods: 20th Century


Facility Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm, Sunday 1-4:30pm

Online Resources and Finding Aids:

Route 66 Postcards