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City Heritage Celebration Includes Family Train Fun at the Library

The City of Garland will celebrate the re-opening of the Landmark Depot Museum on May 31 in its new Heritage Crossing location at Sixth St. and Walnut St. The Central Library is joining in the fun with three days of family entertainment relating to trains.

Family Train Fun at the Library will be held Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, and will include multiple activities. Children and their families will have a blast at family storytimes, listening to incredible train stories told by professional Children’s Librarians, participating in a scavenger hunt, and joining the Whistle Parades. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, and will last approximately 90 minutes. On Sunday, June 1, Family Train Fun at the Library begins at 2 p.m.

Families also may view the large Model Railroad Exhibit in the North Program Room of the Central Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 30 and on Saturday, May 31. The Exhibit will open from 2 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, June 1.

The exhibit is provided by the Spring Creek Model Railroad Club, and features a HOn3 narrow gauge layout based in the early 1900s. It measures 16 by 19 feet, and showcases a logging industry, an oil boomtown, a mining camp, several town scenes, and a switching yard. Up to three trains can run at once, and the equipment includes passenger, freight, and maintenance trains.

Family Fun Time at the Library takes place at the Central Library, located at 625 Austin St., in Downtown Garland. Photographs and video may be taken for use in promoting library programs. For information on library programs, call 972-205-2502.

For more information about the Garland Heritage Celebration, click here.