Highway to the Stars Exhibit
COVID-19 STATEMENT -- READ NOW
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube

Sign up for email updates from Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau

Skip Navigation LinksEvents > Family > Highway to the Stars Exhibit

Highway to the Stars Exhibit

Date: May 20 - June 06, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Custom Fields

Event Phone Number
417-623-1180
Category(s):
Highway to the Stars is an exhibit, designed and created by Bill and Doris Martin of Joplin, Missouri. The exhibit illustrates the lives and contributions of four great Missouri scientists through the use of multiple storyboards.

U.S. Route, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System.

US 66 served as the primary route for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities through which it passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway.

Route 66 was also the beginning of a lifelong journey for four Missouri scientists who were born near the Mother Road: Janet Kavandi, Astronaut and member of NASA's Astronaut Hall of Fame; George Washington Carver, the noted naturalist, and scientist; Astronomer Harlow Shapely, who discovered our place in the Milky Way Galaxy; and Edwin Hubble, discoverer of distant galaxies in an ever-expanding universe.

These great minds all pushed the boundaries of knowledge on the Highway to the Stars.

Highway to the Stars is an exhibit, designed and created by Bill and Doris Martin of Joplin, Missouri. The exhibit illustrates the lives and contributions of four great Missouri scientists through the use of multiple storyboards.
1 of 1

Items

Highway to the Stars Exhibit
May 20 - June 06, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
602 S. Main Street    Joplin, MO 64801    800.657.2534
Sign In
  • Copyright ©2020, Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau. All Rights Reserved.
  •  
  • Follow us  
  • Follow on Facebook  
  • Follow on Twitter
  •  
  • Powered by  
Back to
Top
Tickets & Deals