Evenings at the Museum

Join us to explore the museum behind-the-scenes and get up close and personal with our historic collections. Each program will spotlight something new and includes admission to the Marshall Steam Museum. Don’t forget to join our Facebook Events and invite your friends. 

First Tuesday evening of the month
May to October
7 pm
Cost: $5; Free for FAHP Members
Parking:
Across the street in the event lot

 

2018 Season:

 

June 5 – Come meet the individuals who make old bridges new again and find them new homes … a few right here in Yorklyn! Presented by Workin’ Bridges.

Workin’ Bridges was founded by Julie Bowers and Nels Raynor at the end of 2010 to provide consulting for other bridge restoration projects while they tried to figure out how to save their own bowstring bridge. Since then, they have analyzed over 30 bridges and started construction on six projects. Each bridge project is different. Working with their team, Bowers and Raynor restore these bridges in the same engineering framework that 130 years ago made them built to last.

 

July 10, 7:30pm *Note Special Date & Time* – The adventures to be enjoyed in the steam car hobby are vast and varied and often cross generations. Hear from Terry Amsley about his father, Carl Amsley, and his legacy and experiences during his years as part of the steam car community. Presented by Terry Amsley & Mike May.

 

Past programs included: 

  • The History of the Pennsylvania Railroad with Troy Grubb from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
  • The History of Woodside Farm Creamery with Jim, Janet & Joe Mitchell
  • Delaware License Plates: From the Age of Steam to the Age of Self-Esteem with plate historian/collector Dave Lincoln
  • Treasures from the Attic with Delaware State Parks interpreter Emily Carnwath, highlighting never-before-seen artifacts from the Auburn Heights mansion.
  • Toy Trains Hit the Rails with John Schubel, Malcolm Taylor and Jay Williams. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
  • Selling American Innovation a special Conversation with Tom Marshall
  • Stanleys and Racing: Factory Performance Cars and Specials with Kelly Williams
  • The Marshall Patents: Making Fiber Continuously with Bob Wilhelm
  • Auburn/Yorklyn: From Hamlet to Village to Hamlet with John Harrison
  • Comparative Firing Up Demonstration with Kelly Williams
  • The Stanley 750: Junker or Treasure? with Gregory J. Landrey
  • Ford and His Model T with Bill Schwoebel and Lou Mandich

 

We are always looking for new ideas; email education@auburnheights.org with yours.

 

 

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