The Museum’s Train Club is working to finish the train tracks and scenery they began work on several years ago and will be presenting the completed train room on Thursday, June 17, for the Third Thursday Free Night program.  The museum will be open from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on that night. Also, the Train Room will be open and operating during normal museum open hours thereafter. 

Club members created trestles, rolling hills, built roads and bridges. Club members Bill Stroud and John Arnhold made a children’s play train modeled after the Ferdy Flyer from Ferdinand. The actual bell that graced the Ferdy Flyer train was acquired and moved to the museum through the work of Mike Lindauer, Ernie’s Welding Shop, KWK Enterprise, Demuth Trucking and Alvin and Kathy Tretter. It is on display by the train room with information about this train that ran between Ferdinand and Huntingburg and transported students to Huntingburg to school.

New members are always welcome to join the Train Club.  Contact the museum at 812-634-7733 and leave a message for Boyd Dick, club president.