Railroading In Powell County



Organization:      Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation

Exhibition:           Railroading in Powell County

Date of Exhibition: Grand opening June 1st long term exhibit

Time of Exhibition: Museum Hours

Location of Exhibition: Yesterday’s Playthings Museum

Cost: Museum entry fee

Contact Person: Melanie Sanchez, Curator

Contact Info: (406)-846-3111 www.pcmaf.orgcurator@pcmaf.org

Summary of Exhibition:

The Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation in Deer Lodge, Montana is proud to present the new Train display. This exhibit consist of a fabulous recreation of Deer Lodge and the surrounding areas of the railways in Powell County. Thanks to Brain and Laszlo we are proud to bring you this great new train exhibit for all to enjoy.

North, South, East and West all offer spectacular views of the mountains and are accompanied by the incredible feeling of stepping back into another time where the Railroad ruled, mining was a way of life & outlaws lived across the street.

Deer Lodge was once an important railroad town, serving as a division headquarters for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (“The Milwaukee Road”) before the railroad’s local abandonment in 1980’s.

In remembrance of the many years of history with the railroad through the valley, the Museum is bringing back the model trains that represent the days gone by. Yesterday’s Playthings has been updated for the 2017 season and the trains are running strong and are going to be a great addition to the collection of toys that bring back memories of your youth.

Opening in Yesterday’s Playthings is Railroad and mining exhibits showing off the great history that the railroad brought through Powell County. The exhibits give a look through time of life in the early days in the Deer Lodge Valley.

The Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation will hold an exhibition opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on June 1st, 2017 in Yesterday’s Playthings Museum in Deer Lodge.  The museum curator and creators of the exhibit will be present to meet with the visitors and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  The event will be free to the public.  We hope to see you there!


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