Tapping History crowd at Excelsior Brewing Company (copy)

A crowd of people gathered to listen to Researcher Sharon Dana present what she has learned about Peter Gideon at a Tapping History event on March 11, 2019.

EXCELSIOR — Next month, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society will show an episode of “Route 66” that was filmed in Excelsior in the 1960s.

The screening is part of the historical society’s monthly Tapping History event held at Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 3rd St., Excelsior. The free screening will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Doors open at 6 p.m.

“Route 66” was a weekly TV series that aired on CBS from 1960 to 1964. It featured characters Tod (Martin Milner) and Linc (Glenn Corbett), following them around as they traveled across the United States in a Corvette, visiting new places.

The 1963 episode that was filmed partly in Excelsior is titled “And Make Thunder His Tribute.” Filming locations included Excelsior Bay, Excelsior Commons, Excelsior Amusement Park, a home on Third Street and a raspberry farm in Hopkins, among other places.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.