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2011 Calendar of events

See Planning your visit for more information about hours, admission and directions.

Upcoming events:
A Day with Santa Continues - Saturday Dec 10 and 17

Breakfast starts at 9am followed by lunch at noon and a 3:30 and 6pm Polar Express experience!

Pictures are at: Polar Exress Pictures and Lunch with Santa

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  • Dec 8 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

    2011 "A day with Santa Events"

  • Saturdays Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
    Your choice of Breakfast, Lunch or the museum's unique showing of Polar Express
    The museum's Christmas events are a fun activity for the whole family and to ensure that everyone can enjoy the experience, children are not allowed to attend without adult supervision. Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

    Breakfast will start at 9am and include craft time, breakfast, time for photos with Santa, a hayride and a trainride.

    Lunch will start at noon and include craft time, lunch featuring Pizza with Santa, a hayride and a trainride.

    Polar Express Experience Come enjoy watching the Polar Express movie in a railroad car while our staff entertains you in sync with the movie. This magical holiday tale tells of a young boy who still wants to believe in Santa even though his friends have "grown out of it." His faith is rewarded when a steam train pulls up to his house and escorts him to the North Pole to meet Santa.
    Refreshments include hot chocolate and cookies and, as with the movie, Santa will visit. Show times are 3:30 and 6pm.

  • For Saturday, Nov 26, there will only be lunch and a 6pm Polar Express Experience

    Tickets? ... UH OH, You've been naughty and the museum's Day with Santa events have sold out without you.

    There will be a photographer available to take pictures if you prefer. Photography is $15


2011 Completed events


  • March 10 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • The focus in March will be steam rollers
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • April 2-3 - Caboose Days
    • Temporary caboose tattoos
    • Caboose hunt
    • Food
    • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
    • The Jr. Model RR Club will demonstrate their layout

  • January - April - Photo Exhibit & Competition
    • Requirements: Image (color or monotone) must have been captured at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA. Image must focus on an exhibit, a piece in the collection or show individuals enjoying their experience at the Southeastern Railway Museum (signed releases required for recognizable persons).
    • Entry Deadline: February 26 March 12, 2011
    • Exhibit and Judging: March - April, 2011
    • Download entry form here and submit with each entry. One form per photo, one CD/DVD per photographer.

  • April 14 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Focus in April will be Trains
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • April 30 - Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic
  • Hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
    ! This session has reached capacity. Please stay tuned for the fall session. Click here and go to page 25 to see an interesting news article on this activity from the Winter 2008 edition of The SouthErneR, the Southeast Region NMRA newsletter

  • May 5, 2011 10am - 1pm Golden Spike Home School Open House
  • Get on board with homeschooling at the Southeastern Railway Museum. The museum will be hosting an open house for homeschool families. Homeschool families will enjoy a special admission price of $5 per person and FREE TRAIN RIDES! Families will enjoy learning about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad by doing crafts, map activities, attending a special lesson, touch tables and a scavenger hunt. Homeschool families must pre-register with the Museum Education Coordinator to enjoy the special admission price. For more information, and to pre-register, please contact Beth Kovach at education@southeasternrailwaymuseum.org or 770-495-0253 x 2.

  • May - 7 - National Train Day
  • May 12 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Focus in May is tba hoping for firetrucks
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • May 21 - Armed Forces Day
  • June 4 & 5 - Locomotive Celebration
    • Temporary caboose tattoos
    • Locomotive hunt
    • Food
    • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
    • The Jr. Model RR Club will demonstrate their layout

  • June 9 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Focus in June is hot air balloons
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30; CHECKIN starts at 9:30.

  • Summer Camp 2011 -
    • Theme will be “Railroad Legends”
    • June 20-24
    • July 18-22
    • Age groups from 4 - 10
    • For more information, please contact our Museum Education Coordinator, Beth Kovach, at 770-495-0253 ext 2 or email by clicking here.

  • July 14 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Focus in July is Police cars and motorcycles
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30; CHECKIN starts at 9:30.

  • Aug 6 & 7 : Trains, Trucks & Tractors
    • Temporary caboose tattoos
    • Exhibits of tractors and trucks with a mixture of current and antique equipment.
    • Hayrides
    • Food
    • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
    • The Jr. Model RR Club will demonstrate their layout

  • Aug 11 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Focus in August will be tractors
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30; CHECKIN starts at 9:30.


  • Sept 8 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • Sept 17 - Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic
  • Hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
    For more information please contact John Stevens (click here to email) or phone (678)873-3770.
    Click here and go to page 25 to see an interesting news article on this activity from the Winter 2008 edition of The SouthErneR, the Southeast Region NMRA newsletter

  • Sept 29, 2011 10am - 1pm Mag Lev Trains Home School Open House
  • Get on board with homeschooling at the Southeastern Railway Museum. The museum will be hosting an open house for homeschool families. Homeschool families will enjoy a special admission price of $5 per person and FREE TRAIN RIDES! Families will enjoy learning about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad by doing crafts, map activities, attending a special lesson, touch tables and a scavenger hunt. Homeschool families must pre-register with the Museum Education Coordinator to enjoy the special admission price. For more information, and to pre-register, please contact Beth Kovach at education@southeasternrailwaymuseum.org or 770-495-0253 x 2.


  • Oct 13 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • Oct 29 - Train or Treat
  • Come celebrate Halloween at the museum
    • Costume Contest at noon and 4pm
    • Fall craft activity
    • Trick or Treating
    • Wagaon rides
    • Trick of Treating on decorated train cars
    • Story time

  • Nov 5 & 6 -Model RR Days
  • Nov 10 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department's monthly program on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children featuring a different piece of equipment each month.
    • Program cost is $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • Nov 19 - Santa Arrives
  • There will be refreshments as Santa arrives aboard the train at 2pm.


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    N.R.H.S. Meetings:

    Two Atlanta Chapter National Railway Historical Society (N.R.H.S.) meetings are scheduled each month. These are not just for chapter members - the general public is welcome.
    • The Board of Directors meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month. These meetings start at 7:30 in the museum's audio/visual room in building #1. (Click here for directions to the museum)
    • The chapter meeting is held on the third Saturday of each month at the museum. Meetings include a brief program and social time


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    This page last updated on Friday August 23 2013
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