Date(s): 11/19/2016 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Help us celebrate the formal dedication of the Superstition Mountain Museum Railroad, a 400+ square foot “G” model railroad exhibit constructed on museum grounds.This has been three years in the building and is finally going to be running in time for the fall season. The exhibit represents how railroads played a major role in the development of the state and the “C’s” upon which Arizona’s economy is built – copper, cotton, cattle, climate, and citrus. Interactive exhibits, vendors, and food. Admission is free to the public.
At 9am there will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce at the new train layout.
The Superstition Mountain Railway volunteers will formally dedicate the railway at a 10:30 ceremony at the Amphitheater.
Enjoy some great acoustic Country music by local musician and former Apacheland performer Ron Houser and his daughter Tara at the Amphitheater at 2:00.Ron will also be roving around through the day entertaining visitors with his guitar.
Throughout the day, you will be able to purchase raffle tickets for various train-related prizes. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held on the porch at 3:00.
|SMM Railroad Flyer (.pdf, 307kb)||SMM Railroad Brochure (.pdf, 919kb)|
In addition to the scheduled entertainment, several local model railroading groups will be set up on the grounds with some of their model displays. One of them, the ABTO (Arizona Big Train Operators) will be bringing a “Thomas the Tank Engine” set up the kids will be able to operate.
As you enjoy the day’s festivities, you can enjoy one of Pat the Hotdog Lady’s famous hot dogs or tamales.
The museum’s fundraising raffle will kick off today and run through the season until the
winning ticket is drawn at the Lecture Series’ finale on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The exciting prize this year is an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets are $1.00 a piece or six for $5 and can be purchased on the front porch. The retail price of this set is more than $600. It can be yours or a gift for the lady of your choice.