Matinee at the Museum: “The Grapes of Wrath”
(All Ages) Saturday, Aug. 5, 1 pm, Arts & Heritage Center
Celebrate Route 66 with a special viewing of “The Grapes of Wrath.” Released in 1940, this classic drama demonstrates the hardships of the Great Depression. Follow the Joad family and the difficulties they endure as they head west from Oklahoma to California seeking work. The movie is adapted from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which gave Route 66 its nickname, “the Mother Road.” The movie is rated G and runs 129 minutes. Before or after the movie, explore the museum’s main exhibit, “Becoming Johnson County,” featuring the 1950s All-Electric House and 1955 Chevy inside the exhibit, and the temporary photography exhibit, “Mother Road Revisited: Route Sixty-Six Then and Now.” Concessions available for purchase. Pre-registration encouraged, tickets can be purchased the day of event if seats are available.
1 - 2 hr. program - $10 adult, $9 senior (60+). Includes museum admission. Museum members $4.
Please visit http://jcprd.com/park_admin/registrations.cfm for registration