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BCHS to hold ‘Trains at the Depot’ event

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Historical Society and the Northern Iron Horse Railroad Society present "Trains at the Depot" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Beltrami County History Cent...

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Historical Society and the Northern Iron Horse Railroad Society present “Trains at the Depot” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW.

Learn about Bemidji’s rich railroad history from railroad enthusiasts, historians and fellow railroad buffs, a release said. The event will feature several model railroad displays, railroad videos and photography, as well as the Northern Iron Horse Railroad Society’s club layout open for viewing.

See a large Lego train and enjoy watching the world in miniature through the fascinating world of model trains in several scales (including N, HO, and O) traversing their tiny tracks.

There will also be door prizes/raffles and a children’s play area, plus exclusive train-themed apparel, toys and gifts.

Standard History Center admission will include access to the museum and all of the featured train items on display. Admission to the History Center is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $1 for children ages 6-12 (free for those 5 and under); discounted rate available for parties of five or more. Admission is free to members of the Historical Society.

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For more information, call (218) 444-3376.

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