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Events at the Museum

Aside from viewing the historic toy trains, running our five interactive train layouts, and visiting our library, visitors can participate in special events at the Museum!

Information on programs periodically offered may be seen below. Dates are posted as available. Programs are subject to change or cancellation; all programs may not be held every year.

Passport Program.

March 30 – Friday – Opening Day
Special festivities all day

April 10 - Wednesday - Open House
Free Admission – Grand Prize Drawing, Manufacturer Presentations, De-accession Sale Tent, Food Vendor 10 to 6. See the exhibit improvements made over the winter! Close at 6 PM.

May 12 – Sunday – Mother's Day
Free Admission for all Moms visiting with their children

June 16 – Sunday – Father's Day
Free Admission for all Dads visiting with their children

September 8 – Sunday – Grandparents Day
Free Admission for all Grandparents visiting with their grandchildren

October 16 – Wednesday - Fall Open House
Free admission and presentations by major manufacturers. Grand Prize Drawing, de-accession sale tent, food vendor. Close at 6 PM.

November 17 – Saturday – Old Fashioned Christmas
Age 3 and over admission $5 – special festivities all day.

November 30, 2019 –  Saturday - Santa
Free Admission with a nonperishable food item for each person.  All items donated to The Factory Ministries

December 7, 2019 - Santa
Free Admission with a nonperishable food item for each person.  All items donated to The Factory Ministries

December 14, 2019 - Santa
Free Admission with a nonperishable food item for each person.  All items donated to The Factory Ministries

December 21, 2019 - Santa
Free Admission with a nonperishable food item for each person.  All items donated to The Factory Ministries

Note: Events and details subject to change. No other coupons or offers accepted during these special events.

Group visits welcome.
We Welcome Group Visits!
View the video    Read about the Packard Event

Open house.

Open house events are held twice a year -- once in October and once in April. Admission to the museum is free for these all-day events and attendees are able to hear about the latest trends in the hobby from train manufacturers.

Book signing.

Book signing events are sometimes held during these open houses and at other times, offering people the opportunity to meet authors and/or illustrators and have their books personally inscribed. These are announced as scheduled.
The Train Collectors Association is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history -- Tinplate Toy Trains -- through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains. These events are in furtherance of that mission.
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