At War" to open Memorial Day Weekend at
James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center
at War is an upcoming exhibit at the James H. Andrew
Railroad Museum and History Center opening Saturday, May
23rd. This exhibit, partially sponsored by Humanities Iowa
and the National Endowment for the Humanities, highlights
contributions railroading made to Iowa and the nation in
support of various U.S. wartime conflicts.
This exhibit displays informational banners on several
topics including railroading and the Civil War and World
War I. Other banners explain how U.S. railroads supported
the war effort in World War II, including the economy,
national unity, troop trains, and the utility of the
railroads in wartime.
More banners include information about women in
railroading, Camp Dodge and the electric railway and the
North Platte, Nebraska Servicemen's canteen. One banner is
devoted to Union Pacific's "Big Boy" steam locomotives and
their role in World War II.
In addition to the dozen banners with rare photography,
the museum will show archival railroad motion picture
footage in the theater.
A combination of artifacts and interactive displays will
highlight little-known facts on wartime contributions made
by U.S. railroads and the people who worked for them.
See the importance of U.S. railroads in turning the tide
of war through the years and how the railroads contributed
to Iowa and the nation.
Museum entrance fee is $8 adults(12 and over), $3 children
(3-12 yr.), no charge for toddler (under age 3) or free
with purchase of select excursion train tickets.
Boone county residents with a disability who require
special assistance and would like to attend this exhibit,
please call Boone County Public Transportation at
515-432-5038 between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Rides should be requested at least one day before the date
of the trip.
For more information about this event call 1-800-626-0319
or e-mail: email@example.com.
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