Rainbow Road: The LGBT Community on Route 66

When: Wed., March 8, 7 p.m. 2017

If you were gay in the mid-twentieth century, a cross-country drive could be a harrowing experience — unless you had a Damron Guide, which identified LGBT-friendly hotels and restaurants along Route 66. The Damron Guide (which is still in publication) helped closeted and out travelers embrace the freedom of the open road. At 7 p.m. tonight at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue;, the St. Louis LGBT History Project hosts Rainbow Road: The LGBT Community on Route 66, a presentation about the gay motoring experience in the old days. Everything from the rise of gay motorcyclists to Liberace's performances at the Chase Park Plaza will be covered. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission