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Railway Museum opens for the season on May 21, new exhibit

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 03:05 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

On Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario will open for its 2016 season.  Visitors will be treated to the unique opportunity to ride the train from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as view the new exhibit.  More information about weekend events can be found on the museum’s website.

This weekend will also mark the opening of the new exhibit, Lost Stations of Eastern Ontario. This exhibition details the history of railways and their stations in Eastern Ontario as well as the important role that these stations played in the surrounding communities.

Like many communities along the line, the railway was an integral part of life. Today much of what remains of the fated railway lines are of the lonely stations peeking out of the overgrown rural countryside. Some of the stations highlighted include: Carleton Place, Bedell, Forthon and Lavant & Wilbur.

Planes, trains & automobiles at Railway Museum’s March Break Camp

Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 03:03 PM
posted by admin

This year the Railway Museum and The Ivy on William are partnering together for an exciting week of transportation-themed games, crafts, experiments and other activities featuring food, fitness & history!

Who doesn’t love trains, planes, and automobiles? If your child is between the ages of 4-7 or 8-12, make sure to sign them up for this fun-filled full-day camp, running Mar. 16 to 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with flexible drop-off and pick-up times!

Each day has its very own transportation theme. Pick your favourite or pick them all!

> Monday: By Land! – Discover some very cool vehicles used on construction sites, including bulldozers and excavators, then build your very own 3-dimenionsal city!

> Tuesday: By Rail! – Explore engines, cabooses, and other cool train cars at the Railway Museum. Meet some railway workers and learn the tricks of the trade!

> Wednesday: By Air! – Meet a local airplane pilot who will share his real-life flying stories and then make your very own plane to take home!

> Thursday: By Water! – Unearth the history behind the Rideau Canal, and then test out your very own boat to see if it will float!

> Friday: On Four Legs! – Learn all about how animals around the world help with transportation by dressing up and creating characters, making your own animal sculpture, and meeting one of our special visitors!

Sign up per day or for the whole week!

Camp is $30/day or $135 for the entire week! Snacks and lunches are included in pricing.

For more information and to register, go to: http://rmeo.org/wp/march-break-camp-2015

Submitted by: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario









Posts Tagged ‘trains’

Railway Museum opens for the season on May 21, new exhibit

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 03:05 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

On Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario will open for its 2016 season.  Visitors will be treated to the unique opportunity to ride the train from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as view the new exhibit.  More information about weekend events can be found on the museum’s website.

This weekend will also mark the opening of the new exhibit, Lost Stations of Eastern Ontario. This exhibition details the history of railways and their stations in Eastern Ontario as well as the important role that these stations played in the surrounding communities.

Like many communities along the line, the railway was an integral part of life. Today much of what remains of the fated railway lines are of the lonely stations peeking out of the overgrown rural countryside. Some of the stations highlighted include: Carleton Place, Bedell, Forthon and Lavant & Wilbur.

Planes, trains & automobiles at Railway Museum’s March Break Camp

Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 03:03 PM
posted by admin

This year the Railway Museum and The Ivy on William are partnering together for an exciting week of transportation-themed games, crafts, experiments and other activities featuring food, fitness & history!

Who doesn’t love trains, planes, and automobiles? If your child is between the ages of 4-7 or 8-12, make sure to sign them up for this fun-filled full-day camp, running Mar. 16 to 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with flexible drop-off and pick-up times!

Each day has its very own transportation theme. Pick your favourite or pick them all!

> Monday: By Land! – Discover some very cool vehicles used on construction sites, including bulldozers and excavators, then build your very own 3-dimenionsal city!

> Tuesday: By Rail! – Explore engines, cabooses, and other cool train cars at the Railway Museum. Meet some railway workers and learn the tricks of the trade!

> Wednesday: By Air! – Meet a local airplane pilot who will share his real-life flying stories and then make your very own plane to take home!

> Thursday: By Water! – Unearth the history behind the Rideau Canal, and then test out your very own boat to see if it will float!

> Friday: On Four Legs! – Learn all about how animals around the world help with transportation by dressing up and creating characters, making your own animal sculpture, and meeting one of our special visitors!

Sign up per day or for the whole week!

Camp is $30/day or $135 for the entire week! Snacks and lunches are included in pricing.

For more information and to register, go to: http://rmeo.org/wp/march-break-camp-2015

Submitted by: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

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