Rail exhibit at Baudette Depot April 5th
The Depot Preservation Alliance invites the public to the opening of a new exhibit at the Baudette Depot on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The exhibit is titled: “Tales from the Rails.”
The day will open with a ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. The exhibit features a mockup section of a 1940 passenger rail car, complete with two restored 1940s rail car passenger seats, and includes a special “window view” mural by mural artist Scott Murphy.
Visitors will be able to enter into the exhibit, browse a number of rail travel booklets, read “first-person” tales of rail travel, and “experience” what rail travel might have been like in the 1940s. Allen Noska and Carnita Tuomela dba Venture Exhibits of Duluth, MN, are the exhibit consultants and creators.
At 1:00 p.m., “Ditch Creek,” a teenage bluegrass band with members from Birchdale and Duluth will entertain with guitar, mandolin, fiddle, resonator guitar and vocals. Railroad songs are on the play-list.
The exhibit is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council and the Minnesota Historical Society through funding from the MN State Legislature as approved by a vote of the people of Minnesota, November, 2008 (Legacy grants).