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
Extra Tools? Donate Them to the National Museum of Transportation
Got extra tools? Donate them to the National 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)
Labor Day – Trolley is Running!
Labor Day is the perfect holiday to spend at the National Museum of Transportation! Come see what the great American spirit and dedication of generations produced. Always a special treat, our trolley will be running on Labor Day and is included with your admission. Our hours and activities on Monday, September 4th, are as follow: Self-Guided Tours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Public Tour: 10 a.m. Miniature Train: 9:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Trolley: 9:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Handcar Village (weather permitting): 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Creation Station: 9:15, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m. Reminder: Mark your calendars for our spectacular Saturday, September 23rd extravaganza featuring an animal-named car show (so Jaguar, Beetle, etc.), a Trabant raffle, a Plein Air artist painting event, etc. If you go to the Smithsonian Live website here, you can print tickets to admit you and a guest free on September 23rd if you select the National Museum of Transportation on Barrett Station Road in St. Louis