Hanging the background for the elaborate lobby portion of the Calmez Hotel exhibit at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton are staff member Dayna Robinson, left, and volunteer Alice Johnston.

Calmez Hotel’s exhibit, sign to shine for June 26 unveiling

   A year in the making, the long-awaited “Hotel Calmez: Clinton’s Beacon on Route 66” temporary exhibit will be unveiled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Clinton’s Oklahoma Route 66 Museum on W. Gary Boulevard.

   For the ceremony, Paul/Monte Calmes, president of the Calmes Family Association, said about 20 to 25 cousins from the family of hotel founder Claude Monroe Calmes will be attending the dedication.

   A sign, which is the centerpiece of the exhibit, was donated to the museum by Troy Lee and has been completely restored and fully relighted with neon. It has been kept under wraps for this dedication. The sign is scheduled to become a permanent addition to the museum once the exhibit is taken down in December.

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