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Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

It’s time for the Great Pumpkin Train! Here are a few tips on how to pick that perfect Halloween pumpkin. Make sure it’s Orange Pumpkins come in a variety of colors. For that perfect pumpkin, look for one with the ...
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National Railroad Museum Pet Policy

Pets are an important part of our lives. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the National Railroad Museum. For the safety of our patrons and their pets, we do not allow dogs into the Museum buildings, grounds, or ...
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Fall Railroad Storytime

Join Miss Julie in our Children’s Discovery Depot for five weeks of stories, songs, crafts and a whole bunch of train fun! Fall Railroad Storytime is open to everyone and is ideal for children ages 3-5 and their adults. The ...
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Talk Like a Pirate Day 2018

Train Robberies By: Bob Lettenberger, National Railroad Museum education director “Hand over ye gold!” Whether speaking on the high seas or the high iron, this demand at gunpoint is the stuff of true crime and pure legend. Pirates, marauders, robbers, ...
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Fall Inspired Wedding Ideas

The days are growing shorter and there’s a beautiful crispness to the air. With the explosion of colors, fall is a bride’s dream backdrop for her big day, lending lots of inspiration for everything from the food to the décor ...
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Boosting Your Health through Volunteering

There are many benefits to volunteering. Two of the most important benefits is the impact it has on your physical and mental health. According to study done at the University of Michigan, individuals who volunteer tend to live longer than ...
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the National Railroad Museum

At the National Railroad Museum, we talk a lot about our exhibits and educate our guests on the rolling stock we have for them to view, as well as railroad history, but there are a few things you might not ...
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Leaving Behind a Lasting Legacy

We are guaranteed two things in this life — death and taxes. When we leave this world, most people want to leave the world a better place. There are many ways you can create a legacy that will be remembered ...
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Railroading Merit Badge Workshop – Register Now!

Following the merit badge requirements, Scouts participate in a series of six workshops. Successful completion of the activities will earn the Railroading Merit Badge. During this engaging program, we learn about rail safety, how locomotives work, what freight trains carry, ...
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