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Behind the Steam: Model Trains

February 18, 2021

3000 Creek Rd., Yorklyn, DE 19736

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    What will you find when you go “behind the steam” with us at the Marshall Steam Museum? Join us every month for this new program as we take a close look at a special item in our collection and then zoom out for a larger discussion with experts and enthusiasts. Our collection goes beyond Stanley steam cars, so tune in every month to see what interesting items we uncover!

    These reoccurring programs will be every third Thursday of the month (December to February) at 7:00 p.m. and are $5 general admission or free for members. This program is currently virtual, so join us online (must register in advance for the link) or watch the recorded program afterwards, available for the cost of admission. Register and learn more here:

    Upcoming programs:

    Behind the Steam: Golden Age of Radio, February 18 at 7 p.m.
    We will be taking a close look at our Westinghouse Radio and its connection to bringing radio into the mainstream. We’ll be joined by Donna Acerra, Professor of Communication at Northampton Community College. She was recently co-curator of “Don’t Touch that Dial: 100 Years of Radio” with the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA. Donna will use our radio as a jumping off to point to discuss the beginning of the “Golden Age of Radio”

    Stay tuned for more events! This program runs the whole year and new topics will be released in early 2021.

    About the Marshall Steam Museum
    Operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights in partnership with Delaware State Parks, the Marshall Steam Museum is located at 3000 Creek Rd. (Rte 82) in Yorklyn, Delaware. Established as a nonprofit organization in 2004, the Friends of Auburn Heights (FAH) operates the Marshall Steam Museum and owns/operates the Marshall family’s extraordinary collection of antique automobiles as well as the Auburn Valley Railroad. Dedicated to educating the public about Delaware’s industrial history and the impact of steam technology, FAH offers programs for all ages, from lively Steamin’ Days, during which the public enjoys rides in antique autos from the dawn of the automotive age, to children’s field trips and outreach programs.

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