TRAINS! exhibit coming to Pioneer Museum

Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2012

Written by Tyler Spivey

Pike County will have the chance to learn about the history of locomotives this July.

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host TRAINS! this month.

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“It’s important for children to learn about history,” said Kari Barley, the interim director at the museum.

The mission of the PMOA is “that others may learn from the past” and visitors to TRAINS! will have an opportunity to do exactly that.

Barley said that the event should be fun for children and educational at the same time.

Activities include a lesson in how steam locomotives work, as well as getting to explore the museum’s locomotive named Madison.

The participants can also enjoy “locomotion” as they dance and sing songs related to trains, and also storytelling.

According to Barley, the children will even be able to build their own train and take it home with them.

A model of a railroad layout will be there along with a local model railroad club.

Pre-registration is required by July 12 for those who plan to attend and the admission price is $15 per child. Snacks will be provided for the kids.

The event will start at 10 a.m. on July 14, at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama located on U.S. Highway 231 in Troy.

For more information on TRAINS! call 334-566-3597, or visit the museum.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Barley said.