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Restoration – The Unveiling

On May 20, 2017, the National Museum of Transportation unveiled the restored Wabash 573 and NYC 2933 in Roberts'

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Greenscape Gardens – Thanks!

Thanks Greenscape Gardens Greenscape Gardens donated a sustainable native perennial garden just past the train tracks as you enter by the Orthwein Center. Greenscape's perennials manager Laura Tetley designed, and volunteers installed, the garden this fall. Please help us care for this garden by guiding children to the sidewalk in the center

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Honeysuckle Hack

Honeysuckle hackers unite Students from Minnesota’s Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), Parkway SPARKS! and Principia Middle School removed invasive honeysuckle shrubs along a large section of the creek leading to the pond and planted native seeds on the bare soil left behind. There’s still more to do. Please let us know if you have a group that would like to come out. Contact April at team.nature.ed@gmail.com to plan your spring work day

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Right on TRACK for Holiday Happiness

There'SNOW doubt about it, The National Museum of Transportation is the place to be to get your holiday right on TRACK for holiday happiness. The E. Desmond Lee Holiday train exhibit opens Friday, November 24th. Miniature train rides will be available on most days throughout the holiday. See our full holiday schedule

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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