|2015 Speaker Series Schedule
The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center announces our 2015 speaker's schedule.
hope you will be able to join us on the following Saturdays at the
Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and
History Center at 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa.
All speakers will be in our museum theater.
|Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 pm|
Railroad author, teacher, researcher and speaker Dennis Holmes with:
"The Evolution of Boone Area Railroads"
|*Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 pm|
Iowa Goldstar Military Museum Director, Mike Vogt with his program:
"Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home, 1917-1918"
|*Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm|
Dr. Rudy Daniels, author, educator, historian and speaker with his program called:
"U.S. Railroad Operations During World War I"
|*This speaker presentation is supported, in part, by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities|
Both Mike Vogt and Dr. Daniels' presentations are offered as part of our upcoming
"Railroads at War" exhibit which will open at the end of May 2015.
Click here for more details, or call 1-800-626-0319
|Depots of Iowa Exhibit|
|At one time, there were more than 1,000 railroad depots in Iowa,
serving a number of railroads. If
you have ever wondered about the history of these depots,
wonder no more. |
Our "Depots of Iowa" exhibit encompasses Iowa railroad depot history, beginning with the
inception of railroads and their depots in the state, progressing
through the golden years, and culminating with the declining years of
include the importance of railroad depots as social centers,
communication outlets, and their initial catalysts of community
builders in the state. Color banners highlight depot history,
with many unseen photos. In addition, several interactive kiosks are
available, enabling visitors to view many Iowa depots, with more depots
being added over time.
Visit our Exhibits
page for more information.
|The Railroaders: Honoring their careers|
|Read the first of our articles highlighting the
contributions that railroaders have made to the industry. These folks went above
and beyond the call of duty in their work, and made important
contributions to railroading in the United States. Now, we are
honored to be able to shine a spotlight on Norman "Si" Simons. Click here to read his story.|
is the case with our non-profit operating railway museum, the Boone
& Scenic Valley Railroad, The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum is a
volunteer-driven organization. We are always looking for a few good
volunteers. Our Volunteers page has been updated with a look at the many opportunities to volunteer at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum.|
|You can help preserve Iowa's railroad
history by making your contribution now. Donations may be sent to: Iowa Railroad Historical Society Foundation
Board, PO Box 603, Boone, Iowa 50036,
or pay by credit card by calling 1-800-626-0319, Monday through Friday
from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. The Iowa
Railroad Historical Society is a non-profit 501C3 tax-exempt
corporation, and as such, donations
may be tax deductible. More information may be found on our Support page.||
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