The Duluth Historical Society’s annual Festival of Trees was held on the campus of the Southeastern Railway Museum for the third year. Many merchants from the local community delighted visitors with their beautiful and brightly-lit trees and the added adornments around their tree. Some organizations’ trees were decorated with themed ornaments. To see all the trees, visit the Southeastern Railway Museum’s photo album on Facebook. DHS kicked off the Gwinnett County 200th birthday celebrations by erecting an 18-foot tree with ornaments listing facts about the county through the years. Bicentennial events continue around the county throughout 2018.

The “Bright Lights 2017” tree winners are:

Best Of Show………….. Tiger Tails Animal Hospital (Duluth)
People’s Choice………. The Farmhouse (Duluth)

The money raised in the voting boxes was donated to the Village of Hope in Lawrenceville that provides food for the homeless and senior citizens. Thanks to everyone that attended.






























Southeastern Railway Museum Meets Hollywood

The museum continued to host a variety of film and photography projects throughout 2017. Released in December, “Hangman”, starring Al Pacino, features a cameo from our very own Georgia Railroad #1026! The full movie is available online.

Not all Hollywood scenes involve train crashes (supervised by museum safety officers and trained stuntmen, of course) — equipment at the Southeastern Railway Museum has also featured in a 1950s bus scene, a vampire apartment, a 1920s train station, and a modern German passenger train.

Keep a look out in 2018 for a brand new filming page showing where the museum has popped up on the big screen!

The Southeastern Railway Museum calls for artists in the United States to submit works that represent the African American experience. Works may also highlight the achievements and contributions of African Americans in railroad history.

Hosted by The United Ebony Society


Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 6PM-8PM

Exhibition: February 3, 2017 – February 28, 2017


  • Entry Deadline – Wednesday January 25, 2017
  • Eligibility – Artists aged 18 and over working in any medium
  • Fee – $25 for up to 4 works of art
  • Artwork – JPEG Images Only. Must include title, medium, and dimensions


The museum’s goal is to achieve a diverse selection of artwork that is of high quality in both concept and construction and is appropriate for display in a public environment.

Specific requirements and objectives are:

  • All entries must be original works by the submitting artist.
  • Works must pose no hazard to patrons.
  • Works must be appropriate for a family audience.
  • Selected works must be ready for installation upon delivery.
  • Works must express some element of the African American experience.


  • Museum Choice Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Participating artists receive excellent exposure through media and museum traffic.
  • All pieces will be marketed for sale throughout the duration of the exhibition. SRM retains a 20% commission on sold pieces.


  • Artist Drop Off – Monday, January 30, 2017- Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Time TBA
  • Opening Reception – Friday, February 3, 2017 – Time TBA
  • Artist Pick-Up – Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Time TBA