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2023 Speakers Series


TNMOT has an especially interesting Speaker Series in 2023, including stories about jazz music on riverboats; the famous Beatle who drove Route 66 on his 66th birthday; the former Missouri tourism director who drove every mile of our great state’s highways; unique Charlies Lindbergh photos; Depression-era St. Louis transportation legacies; and our fan favorite, Ed Dickens, likely via Zoom.

Each session is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center on the Don C. Musick III Mezzanine. Funding is made available through the State Historical Society of Missouri Richard S. Brownlee Missouri Local History Grant.

The Speaker Series is free, but registration is required due to attendance limits. Members can begin signup May 2nd, non-members June 1st. If you have questions, please email us at [email protected].

  • JUNE 8 – Doug Schneider. “Mystique of Route 66 in Missouri”
  • JULY 13 – John Drake Robinson, “A Road Trip into America’s Hidden Heart.” Click on his KTRS interview here. Click on his interview here.
  • AUG. 10 – Bob Panke, “Charles Lindbergh – The Man –The Airplane – The Flight.” Click on this KTRS interview here.
  • SEPT. 14 – Magdalene Linck, “Rhythm on the Mississippi: How Riverboats Shaped St. Louis Music in the Early 20th Century”
  • OCT. 12 – Emily Jaycox, “Depression-Era St. Louis Legacies on the Transportation Landscape”
  • NOV. 9 – Ed Dickens – Ran the working restoration, and continues to run the touring, of the “Big Boy” steam locomotive, Union Pacific No. 4014. Pending, likely via Zoom
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