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State history train coming to Columbus

The Indiana Historical Society's Bicentennial History Train will be making a stop in Columbus later this year.

Julie Hughes, executive director of the Bartholomew County Historical Society, reports that the train will be at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds from Sept. 18th through September 20th. The traveling museum will feature "The Next Indiana" bicentennial exhibit.

Hughes said it will also feature many activities.

"The train itself will have some great exhibits from the Indiana Historical Society," Hughes said. "There may be some artifacts. There will be some great activities for kids, some programming. So, folks from preschool through seniors, they are going to have activities. If you have just a little burning spark of history, you can come and have it burn brighter for that weekend."

The history train was funded through a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. The cars were originally built for Amtrak as high-speed express cars, meant to travel 100 mph.

The train will be open Thursday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 7:52:58 AM


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