Inspired by the upcoming sesquicentennial observance of the Golden Spike Ceremony (celebrating the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869), the Georgia Gwinnett College History Discipline is sponsoring a Seminar on American Railroads, March 26-28, 2019 with presentations from the Southeastern Railway Museum. […]
Photo courtesy of Kathryn Parsons Willis Following the Civil War, the railroad was the most important industry that African Americans worked in. In the South, freed slaves had few fates to choose from, among them […]
Join the Antique Typewriter Club and SRM for the second annual typewriter meet-up and type-in! Think: an interactive traveling typewriter exhibit with machines dating back to the 1800s. Fun for the whole family, especially millennials and kids who have never touched a typewriter before! […]
Press Release from the Duluth Historical Society Tuesday, August 28, 2018 celebrate and learn with us about our history and your history laid to rest in each of the cities or towns. The Duluth Historical […]
The Western Union #3558 tool car is almost ready for lettering.
Lettering for one of the museum’s historic railroad cars involves research to find in-service photographs or drawings made of the same or similar cars. […]
Two-wheeled, animal-powered, wooden ‘log carts’ were used in the timber industry from the late 1800s up to the mid 1900s. Log carts could be found in a number of states in a variety of designs and wheel sizes. These could be powered by mules, horses, or oxen. […]