November 14, 2019 - March 29, 2020
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On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond
What role did the railroad play in shaping regional settlement in Chicago, its suburbs and throughout the Midwest? How do the railroads of nearly a century ago compare with those running through the city today--and how do they manage to keep all those trains on the right track? Find out about local railroad history through a wide array of interesting artifacts including: dining car china, vintage telegraph equipment, lanterns, a steam engine bell and whistle, and lots more. See the original 1894-era Elmhurst station sign and scale models of train stations, locomotives and railroad cares. Kids can try out hands-on learning stations including a wooden train play area, working telegraph, and track switching game.