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May 4 - Special Event in Marceline, MO - Walt Disney Museum

The LCCA will be present in Marceline, MO – the hometown of Walt Disney – on May 4 for an all-day celebration of the Disney legacy through story exhibits at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, BNSF locomotive and train car exhibits, and the Second Annual Model Train Show and Sale at the Walsworth Community Center (WCC).

Members can attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Marceline Santa Fe station, view story exhibits in the refurbished Santa Fe Lunch Room in the Beanery building, and hear the stories that connect Walt to Marceline and his love for railroading. The museum will remain open until 5 o’clock for tours and will offer a private guided tour for LCCA members.

Near E.P. Ripley Park, BNSF will provide a static display of a new state- of-the-art locomotive, the historically significant Santa Fe Coach Car that carried President Eisenhower’s body to his final resting place in Kansas, and an observation car from the Santa Fe fleet.

At the Walsworth Community Center, a Train Show will have a vast selection of railroad memorabilia and model trains for sale. Children can ride the rails on a miniature train in E.P. Ripley Park. You can shop the craft, food, and vendor tables in the park. Merchants will offer railroad-related specials, and NOMO art gallery will present a railroad art show at the gallery located on Main Street USA. All venues are located within a three block area and are ADA compliant.

The Schedule:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Walt Disney Hometown Museum will open. Guided group tours available.
8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WCC Raffle tickets for five rail art prints on sale until the drawing at 3:45 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
WCC Model Train and Memorabilia Show, Date Nail Collectors, Model Train Layouts, Vendors, Concession Stand, T-Shirt Sales, Craft Tables in E. P. Ripley Park 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Miniature Train Rides in E.P. Ripley Park at the Tennis Court (Small Fee Charged)
9 a.m. through 3 p.m.
WCC Drawing every hour for door prizes. Must be present to win. 
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Steam Engine Stories Presentation
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Ceremony for station’s 100th birthday. Ribbon-cutting on the west side of the station/museum.
Tree planting ceremony in E.P. Ripley Park to celebrate Marceline’s long railroad history and its future relationship with the BNSF Railway.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Tours of BNSF locomotive and coach cars. Open to visitors on the track east of E.P. Ripley Park
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Uptown Theater – three screenings of “The Great Locomotive Chase” movie.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
NOMO Gallery Art Show featuring railroad art.

Enjoy your time with the LCCA at this fun filled event.

Al Kolis
Immediate Past President and Special Events Manager