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November 9, 2018
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display at Fort Ontario
OSWEGO - The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December. Bring the kids to see the trains Saturdays and Sundays, December 8 and 9; 15 and 16; 22 and 23; with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.
The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.
Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort's museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Browse Fort Ontario souvenirs and apparel, a wide selection of books for children and adults, and wreaths made by volunteers with greens donated by C's Farms of Oswego. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.
For more information about the program or the fort, contact AmeriCorp member Corey King at 315-343-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.fortontario.com or find it on Facebook.
TRAINS, TRAINS, TRAINS! - Visit Fort Ontario State Historic Site weekends in December for the Oswego Valley Railroad Association's Christmas-town Express display which includes an N-scale layout like this. The display will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside the old stone fort. Admission is free. For details, call 315-343-4711.
RIDE THE RAILS BACK IN TIME - See a 1950s-themed O-gauge train layout in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego. The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents its Christmas-town Express display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December. Admission is free. For details, call 315-343-4711.
IT'S THOMAS! - Bring the kids to Fort Ontario State Historic Site to see a Thomas the Tank Engine exhibit along with various other train sets. The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents its Christmas-town Express display in the Enlisted Men's Barracks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in December. Admission is free. For details, call 315-343-4711.
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