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Santa at the Depot 2017

Santa Claus will be coming back to the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum on Saturday, December 2nd for the annual Santa at the Depot celebration. He’ll arrive by train at 10:00 a.m. and will be meeting with kids all day until 4pm. Each child that visits with Santa will receive a small gift, courtesy of [...]

November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

New Years Eve 2018

Ring in the new year at the beautiful Santa Fe Depot as the Railroad & Heritage Museum presents: Midnight Masquerade New Year’s Party on Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 9:00pm to 1:00am. This New Year’s celebration will feature hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, New Year’s party favors, and dancing with a live DJ in the grand [...]

November 10th, 2017|Calendar, Events|

Jingle Bell Express Train Trips

THESE TRIPS ARE SOLD OUT!! Fun family trip with Santa! The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will be hosting special holiday train rides with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 9 and Saturday, December 16. We will be riding Amtrak from Temple to McGregor, returning to Temple by school bus. Tickets: By popular demand, we are [...]

November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Veteran’s Day Closing

We are closed for the city holiday on Friday, November 10. We will be open Saturday, November 11 with free admission for Veterans.

November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Kick-off for Caboose Fundraiser

The Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum Foundation will host a kick-off event for a new fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of the museum. The event will launch the Save the Caboose campaign which will fund restoration efforts of the historic Missouri-Pacific caboose which was damaged by [...]

October 20th, 2017|Calendar, Events|

Museum Day Live!

Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian [...]

September 13th, 2017|Programs|

New Exhibit: Requiem for Steam

Central Vermont Railway Extra 464 North Meets Extra 472 South, Amherst, MA 1954 Photograph copyright David Plowden, courtesy of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden will be on display September 1 - December 9. On loan from the Center for Railroad Photography and [...]

August 31st, 2017|Exhibits|

Summer Exhibit: March to Freedom

The temporary exhibit, March to Freedom will be on display at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum June 6 to August 26, 2017. March to Freedom features photographs by James "Spider" Martin that are in the collection of The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. The photos on [...]

June 1st, 2017|Exhibits|

Call for Artists

We are looking for artists for our second annual Transcontinental Art Fair on August 19 & 20, 2017. Find all the details on our Art Fair page.

May 15th, 2017|Events|

Events and programs on hold

Reminder: The City of Temple and the Parks Department have asked us to suspend events and programs like our Family Days at the museum during the construction of the Santa Fe Plaza in front of the museum. The initial stage of construction involves digging up streets and parking lots around our campus. Once this phase [...]

May 10th, 2017|Calendar, Programs|