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Visit to Poniac Museum
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:13:09 PM »
by Frank Ochal

I had an opportunity to visit both the Pontiac Museum and the Route 66 Museum which are both in Pontiac, Illinois  Here are the photos from the visit.

The history of the Pontiac-Oakland Museum & Resource Center in Pontiac, Illinois began August 1st, 2010 when Tim Dye was on his way back to his home in Oklahoma from a Pontiac show near Chicago. As he drove south on I-55, he noticed signs for the city of Pontiac. As Tim is curious about anything having to do with the Pontiac name, he pulled into town. As he explored the city, he visited the International Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum which led  to conversations with the mayor of Pontiac.

These conversations led to a long series of emails, phone calls, and personal visits to begin the process of creating a new museum were worked out.

The Pontiac City Council approved the museumís creation on January 3, 2011, and work began immediately on the remodeling of the museumís new space. The creation of the museum was aided by the hard work of many people. Special thanks to Tim and Penny Dye, Mayor Robert Russell, City of Pontiac Administrator, Bob Karls, Tourism Director, Ellie Alexander, Pontiac Building Supervisor, Milt Hanson, his crew and many more. Grand opening day took place on July 23, 2011, less than one year from the time Tim first visited Pontiac.
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