Jessica Eube with big sister Mekenna, visiting from Andover, Massachusetts, are with Brookfield Historical Society member Don Winkley as the girls along with hundreds of other visitors came last weekend to the Society’s Super Train Exposition XXI. The good news for those who couldn’t make it is that it will be on again this coming weekend Saturday, April 9 and Sunday April 10, 2011. Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookfield Museum, located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. According to Show Director Bob Brown “… this has been our most successful year ever. Normally we ran the event on one weekend just before Easter but this year having the show on back to back weekends gives the community a greater opportunity to make plans to visit.” The exhibition contains model train layouts ranging from Z, N and HO to the larger S, O and G gauge.” In addition, railroad memorabilia, photos, videos of real life trains, antiques, artwork and signs and static displays will be just a few of the items on exhibit at the show. Some model train operators dressed as engineers, and signalmen, as well as authentic train sounds, help highlight the event. Toys and some model trains will be available for children of all ages to operate. Items for sale will include railroad whistles, engineer hats, small train replicas and toys and other railroad related articles. Admission: adults $4, Historical Society members and seniors $3, children age 7–14 $1, children under age 7 are free. All proceeds will go to benefit future public programs of the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society.
For more information on this and other activities of the Brookfield Historical Society call 203 740-8140. or log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org