West Nassau Historical Society Railroad Days

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 9:00AM

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Annual West Nassau Historical Society Railroad Days celebration

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The West Nassau Historical Society hosts the annual Railroad Day Festival.  This year’s celebration will include an exhibit of aviation history in Nassau County. Important dates and sites of significance in local air transportation will be on display inside the museum of local history section of the 137-year old wooden train station. The group will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the late Victorian-style building’s renovation. Since the date falls on Earth Day weekend, the group will also celebrate the fabled "Hobos" and their green-friendly Recycle and ReUse skills they used while riding the rails. Unlike years past, there will be no parade through downtown Callahan. The group in honor of politician David Yulee will host a old-fashioned campaign stump where local candidates can briefly speak about their aspirations.  The arts/crafts vendors and food vendors are open from 9am to 5pm and the kids’ area will include jumpy slide, climbing wall, and Hobo Games. Local live entertainment will perform on the main depot stage from 9am to 5pm. Callahan Cruisers along with Cochrane's Collision Center next door to the depot will host a classic car show from 10am to 3pm. Various citizens and sponsors will be honored and car show and contest winners announced during the festivities. Antique engines, tractors and trains will be exhibited outside the depot while model train layouts will be on display inside the Depot Annex. This is an outdoor event so please bring your lawn chairs. 

April 21, 9am to 5pm