Dot's Mini Museum - Vega, Texas
N 35° 14.847 W 102° 25.859
13S E 733745 N 3903510
Quick Description: A collection dedicated to the Mother Road, the collection of cowboy memorbilia and the Avon perfume bottle collection.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2007 12:43:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM2EQM
Old Route 66 through Vega, TX ends at Dot's Mini Museum.
Dot Levitt came to Vega with her husband, Harold Levitt, in the forties. They bought a building and remodeled a store called Vega Zero Lockers one block north of busy Route 66. This store served the locals and tourists alike on old Route 66. The home folks utilized the freezer storage units called lockers. During the 40's and 50's most families didn't have a home freezer. And the Route 66 travelers bought fresh fruits, vegetables, lunch meat and all sorts of canned goods for there trek down the highway.
When the Interstate by-passed Vega the Vega Zero Lockers faded away as so many other businesses did at that time, but thanks to Dot's determination that those times not be forgotten we can all enjoy her museum today. Sadly, Dot is no longer with us. Fortunately her daughter Betty Carpenter decided to keep the Mini Museum open.
Betty has added a few things to the museum. The main one is the Route 66 stuff, but then there is the cowboy mini museum and the Avon bottle collection. She said her mother must have bought everyone that Avon ever made. It's a very neat and eclectic place, there are things all over the yard as well. They have a boot tree that all the old cowboys send her there boots to hang on it.
Days and Hours of Operation:
Whenever you're passing thru, if you stop Betty will open it up for you.
105 N 12th St
Vega, TX USA
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What is in the collection:
A collection dedicated to the Mother Road, the collection of cowboy memorbilia and the Avon perfume bottle collection.
Price of Admission: Not Listed
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