Plein Air Winners!
Plein Air winners have been announced by the National Museum of Transportation (NMOT) for our September 23, 2017 event. The paintings are on display and for sale through October 22nd in NMOT's Orthwein Visitor Center. Best in Show - Henryk Ptasiewicz's "Rent This Painting by Hour" painting (see attached photo) of Coral Court Motel First Honorable Mention - Sandy Haynes's "Bel Air (Jason's Dream Car)" painting Second Honorable Mention - Jessica McClintick's "Wabash 573" painting Third Honorable Mention - Daniel Fishback's "Mikado" painting Congratulations to Henryk on Best in Show and to all our honorable mentions! We appreciate the painters who participated and their friendly interaction with our guests observing the artworks in progress. We hope to have more artists involved in our Plein Air event in 2018, so schedule the 4th Saturday of September next year when we plan to celebrate our next Smithsonian Live! Day and our superb Midwest artist community! Watch for our
Smithsonian Day Live and Plein Air
Smithsonian Day FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION for guests if they download tickets in advance. miniature train & handcars...regular operating hours and price trolley - regular operating hours... Other activities on Saturday... 9:30 am - Make-A-Wish Foundation in Creation Station to announce its next big wish / approximately 20 minutes balloon artists & face-painters in Thompson Park Steel Drum Player - Auto Plaza Trabant Drawing - 1 pm on the Auto Plaza Plein-Air Artists on-site (painting at various locations around the Museum) St. Louis Zoo Show - 10:45 & 11:45 am / Mezzanine - free Endangered Wolf Center Show - 1:15 & 2:15 pm / Mezzanine -
Extra Tools? Donate Them to the Museum of Transportation
Got extra tools? Donate them to the Museum of Transportation. Our gardening group is specifically looking for: Pointed shovels Ratchet loppers Hand cultivators Bow saws Large clean buckets Honeysuckle poppers Mattocks Small bypass pruners Wheelbarrows Questions? Call April on 847.289.9760 or email her at
A Seed-gathering Family Adventure
A seed-gathering family adventure is happening Tuesday, September 5th, 10 a.m. at the National Museum of Transportation. September is harvest-time. This is a fabulous opportunity to have your children or grandchildren participate in gathering seeds for the next planting season. For questions regarding the event, please call NMOT at (314) 965-6212 or April at (847)