Model train show, swap in October

A train set created from Legos can be viewed during the model train show and swap meet at the Dubois County Museum on Saturday, Oct. 20.

JASPER — The Dubois County Museum, 2704 N. Newton St., invites the public to the third annual model train show and swap meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Approximately 30 vendors will be on hand to buy or sell different types and sizes of train cars, sets, toys and accessories. There will be several model train layouts displayed and running.  Included in the train sets will be the museum’s train room that is undergoing some renovation. The train club is working to complete the tracks that will feature the countryside of Dubois County with about 50 feet of HO scale model trains.

Also, back by popular demand, will be a display of a train, its scenery and train buildings made entirely of Legos. The train set is owned by Donnie and Lori Richardson who will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for high school students and $2 for middle school and elementary students. Children ages 4 and younger are free. Dubois County Museum members will be admitted free with their memberships.  Memberships for 2019 will be sold and can be applied to the admission.

The Dubois County Museum Model Train Club invites interested train enthusiasts to become members of the club. Membership to the museum applies to membership to the train club.

Concessions will be sold consisting of hot dogs, chips and drinks.

The museum, at 2704 N. Newton St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays. For more information, call 634-7733 or visit The museum is also on Facebook and Twitter.




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