On Friday, May 27, 2022, Kingman Main Street – partnered with the City of Kingman and the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce – will host a “block party” event to present its latest public arts project, Kingman Tours: A Walkabout with Jim Hinckley.
This year, May 27th is National Road Trip Day. “We think it’s wonderfully fitting to launch a project so closely entwined with Route 66 on National Road Trip Day,” said Beth Ferry, treasurer of Kingman Main Street. The event will take place in downtown Kingman near the site of the project, on Andy Devine between 3rd and 5th streets, from 3pm-10pm. The project involves a self-guided walking tour of downtown Kingman’s historic district, the starting point of which is a life-sized bronze statue of local historian and internationally acclaimed author Jim Hinckley.
Kingman Main Street has commissioned English-born figurative bronze sculptor J. Anne Butler to create the sculpture. The statue will be the centerpiece of a new plaza with a commemorative brick garden and “Walk of Fame” along Route 66 on the grounds of the city’s historic railroad depot. Often promoted as America’s storyteller, Hinckley and his wife are the creators of the Jim Hinckley’s America network. Hinckley will provide content and audio narration for the walking tours, which will include four different themed tours of downtown Kingman.
For more information, visit https://kingman.tours/ Contact: Beth Ferry, Kingman Main Street – [email protected]
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Kingman Main Street is an enthusiastic team of motivated volunteers working to facilitate the revitalization of downtown Kingman, Arizona. Our mission is to make the heart of Kingman a vibrant center of economic and cultural activity by partnering with public and private stakeholders to rekindle community pride, capitalize on our unique physical assets and history, and encourage downtown revitalization and investment.