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Event Calendar

Wednesday, March 4
Civil War Forum: Engagement at Sangster's Station (7:30 p.m.)

Fairfax Station Museum board members John McAnaw and John Murphy will describe the engagement of federal and confederate forces at Sangster's Station in December 1863. The battle was one of the largest clashes in the immediate Fairfax Station area.

The Forum is free to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with presentations beginning at 7:30.

Sunday, March 15
N-Trak Model Train Display (1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, March 21
Civil War Tour (8:30 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Knowledgeable volunteers will lead a tour of sites related to the Battle of Sangster's Station, including the field where a commemorative monument of the engagement once stood.

Tours cost $30 per person ($20 for Station members), payable on arrival at the Station. Participation is limited so please contact the Station at events@fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225 to reserve a place. Participants should wear clothes and shoes suitable for low stress hiking. Participants should arrive at the Station no later than 8:30 and will return by 4:00 p.m. A noon break is scheduled but please bring your own lunch.

Sunday, March 22
Hands On Day (1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Take part in modeling activities to learn about the history of the railroads in the Fairfax Station area.

Other hands-on activities will include artifact restoration basics and demonstrations of office equipment of the type used at the Station a century ago.

Sunday, March 29
Spring Activities Day (1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Participate in a day of arts and crafts activities suitable for all ages involving the themes of the Museum - Railroading, the Civil War and local history.

Monday, March 30
Annual Meeting (7:30 p.m.)

The Friends of the Fairfax Station will hold its annual meeting on Monday, March 30. We encourage all members to attend this public meeting where events of the last year will be reviewed.

Local resident Lee Hubbard will cap off the evening by presenting to the museum four long lost plaques from a 1903 commemorative monument for long-term display, describing their history and his efforts to retrieve the artifacts after the monument was tragically vandalized in the 1930s.

Light refreshments will follow the meeting. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 5
Closed for Easter

Sunday, April 12
T-Trak Model Train Display (1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Sunday, April 19
N-Trak Model Train Display (1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 21
Historic Garden Week (10:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will be open for ticket holders of the annual Historic Garden Week, sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia.

Sunday, April 26
"Images of Rails" (1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.)

Join us for this special photographic exhibit of Virginia railroad sites - past and present.

Saturday~Sunday, May 2~3
Potomac Module Crew HO Train Display Saturday: 12:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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