Trains that Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link will be on display June 5 - August 26. Famous for documenting final years (1955-1960) of steam railroading, O. Winston Link was also a pioneer in the art of night photography. Link’s photos also show life in railroad towns in this critical period. Trains that Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link is organized by Thomas H. Garver and produced in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art (www.railphoto-art.org).
Sat06Jun201511am - 1pm
From the invention of the wheel to the birth of the internet, from Edison to Apple, and from penicillin to plastic, inventions have not only changed the world but also the world around us. Learn about both the inventions and the men and women behind their discoveries that make our daily lives easier and simpler. What might you invent someday?
Tue09Jun20155:30 pm - 7 pm
Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion. The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group. Membership in the group is free and open to the public. In June, we will be reading King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild.
The museum will be closed for a city holiday on July 4th. There will be no Family Day in July. Please enjoy a safe and festive holiday!
Tue07Jul20155:30 pm - 7 pm
Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion. The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group. Membership in the group is free and open to the public. In July, we will be reading Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.
Fri10Jul20159am - 12pm
Join the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders to learn the ins and out of this exciting hobby. Kids will get the chance to run some of Centra-Mod’s layouts and complete a small modeling project to take home. For kids ages 5-12. Fee: $20. Preregistration required. Call 254-298-5172 to register.
Learn 10 Easy Steps to Great Photography with Angie McCue to coincide with the Museum’s exhibit of O. Winston Link’s photos. Learn photography tools for beginners and intermediates while focusing on our railroad cars. Participants must provide their own cameras. For ages 14 and up. Fee: $20. Preregistration required. Call 254-298-5172 to register.
Sat01Aug201511am - 1pm
Always dreamed of being Indiana Jones? Well come and check out what real archaeologists do when they aren’t making movies in Hollywood. Learn about how archaeology differs from paleontology, what cool things archaeologists do both in and out of the field, and explore the way people made things thousands of years ago!
Fri14Aug20159am - 12pm
Send a message to the past! Come learn how to use a telegraph and the basics of Morse Code. Participants will build their own basic telegraph machines to take home. Perfect for flexing those science muscles before school starts! For ages 10 and up. Fee: $20. Preregistration required. Call 254-298-5172 to register.
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