Fairfield Museum and History Center’s (www.fairfieldhistory.org) magical Holiday Express train show will arrive at its special terminal inside the museum on Friday night, December 2nd at 7 p.m. after Fairfield’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Train lovers of all ages will walk down an illuminated path across the town green to a warm and welcoming Fairfield Museum and History Center to take part in the opening and the exhibit promises to delight kids and adults alike with the magic of the model trains winding around a spectacularly decorated tree and through beautiful holiday scenery, according to Museum Executive Director, Mike Jehle.
The exhibit, made possible by Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club and the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, who will host and answer questions, as well as point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas and antique trains, will remain open until 9 p.m. on the 2nd with a special opening night admission of $3 for adults and children ages 10 and under will be free. From Saturday, December 3rd through January 2nd, 2012, admission will be free for Members, $5 for non-members, $3 for seniors and students and free for children 5 and under. Please consult the Museum web site for exact times.
As an added attraction this year, according to Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, director of exhibitions and programs, the Museum has created a mini-exhibit, Holiday Express, Station to Station to celebrate the history of train travel between New York and Connecticut, and in honor of the opening of the New Fairfield Metro Station. The exhibit, filled with memorabilia and photographs will be on display through late January 2012, Bennewitz pointed out.