Railroad Days will celebrate railroad history

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Visitors can learn about Marquette’s extensive railroad history at the annual Railroad Days, held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center. (NIT file photo)

Celebrate and learn about Marquette’s railroad history at the annual Railroad Days, held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center.

Little barrel rides for the kids, as well as caricature drawings by local artist John Mundt, will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m. Both activities will run through 2 p.m.

At 11 a.m., members of the Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s street theater group will perform. See who will rob the train this year.

From 1 to 2 p.m., attendees can enjoy stories and remembrances by former railroad employees. At 2 p.m., a steam locomotive movie will be shown.

Throughout the day, Railroad Days visitors can take tours of the Depot Museum, which offers an extensive array of Marquette and railroad history. Food will be provided and served by Marquette American Legion Post #305. A raffle, with many great prizes from local individuals and businesses, will also be held.

For more information, contact the Depot Museum at 216 Edgar St. or (563) 873-1200, or visit the “Marquette Depot Museum and Information Center” Facebook page.

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