Loading Events

« All Events

WV Day at the Princeton Railroad Museum

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

The Princeton Railroad will present a Trolley Ride through history, at the WV Birthday celebration. A free trolley will run between all four museums in Princeton and the McNutt House, the only remaining building from pre-Civil Wars times. The trolley will also visit three graves in the middle of Princeton, that include the grave of Margaret McKenzie Hall, who was held captive by the Indians for eight years, only to be sold to a fur trader. Pat Smith, Director of the Railroad Museum will share Margaret’s story, along with why Dr. McNutt’s house was not burned by the Confederates when they burned Princeton in 1862. You can hop off the trolley at any stop and catch it as it come around again. Other featured attractions are a horse and wagon ride, a petting zoo, fire trucks, a bounce house and country/rock/bluegrass band Common Ground. All these attractions are FREE! We are also featuring artists at work, crafts and food. There will be three historic re-enactors: The Civil War General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will be portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at Princeton Railroad Museum on June 16 a about 1:30. Other re-enactors upstairs inside the Railroad Museum are President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln. Come join in the fun for all ages and its FREE!

Details

Date:
June 16, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
Visit Event Website

Venue

Princeton Railroad Museum
99 Mercer St, Princeton, Princeton, WV 24740 + Google Map
Phone:
(304) 487-5060
Website:
http://www.princetonrailroadmuseum.com