Alvin Historical Museum member Butch Passmore says “All Aboard!” outside the museum for the new holiday train exhibit which opens Nov. 17 and runs through Jan. 7, 2017.

Holiday train exhibit to open this week at Alvin Historical Museum

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Adventures All Aboard, the new S Gauge Model Train exhibit, opens Nov. 17 at the Alvin Historical Museum to offer train lore for holiday enjoyment. The model train exhibit runs through Jan. 7, 2017 and is hosted by the Alvin Museum Society.

Houston based Model S gauge railroad enthusiasts Rusty Paulus, Bob Were, and Steve King have been working at the museum setting up tracks for the exhibit. Recently, Paulus spoke at the General meeting of the Alvin Museum.

Volunteers from the S gauge group will run the trains during the exhibit.

The exhibit includes a handmade wooden train built by Bernie Glardon in 1995. He was inspired by his father who had worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad. William Henry Glardon’s official railroad photo from 1938 accompanies the exhibit.

A railroad Christmas tree will also be on exhibit in the lobby.

A special railroad sign was built by museum member Don Shigekawa whose wife Lynn is on the board.

The exhibit is also part of the Delta Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Christmas home tour. On Sunday, Dec. 4 during the tour, all children will be able to go to the museum exhibit from 1 – 5 p.m. and participate in an ornament making event.

The railroad exhibit will be open for the public every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nov. 17 through Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Alvin Historical Museum is located at 300 W. Sealy St. in Alvin.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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