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2015 Speaker Series Schedule

Only one presentation remains in our 2015 James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center speaker series.

Dr. Daniels' presentation (held in our museum theater) is 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

*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

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 railroading. 

Topics 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.

Volunteers Wanted
As 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.

Join Us!
You can help preserve Iowa's railroad history by making your contribution now.  Donations may be sent toIowa 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.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad / James H. Andrew Railroad Museum
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