On June 6, the Martin and Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum will be opening its doors to the public for its first Family Day in two and half months. Museum staff have been working hard over the past months to continue museum services from a distance, such as establishing online collections, Storytime Saturdays, as well as Fun Friday Scavenger Hunts. They are excited to have visitors back in the building and to continue their mission of educating the public on the impact of the railroad system on Brownwood and surrounding areas.
For the safety of visitors and museum staff, there will be hand sanitizer available throughout the museum, staff will be required to wear a mask, social distancing practices will be encouraged, and a new “guided” tour path has been established. The play area will remain inaccessible for the time being, but museum staff is hopeful to have it available to visitors in the coming weeks.
“We can’t wait to have people back in the museum. I’ve been working on alternate plans for the past few weeks and talking to other museums on how they are planning to open to the public. Your visit may be different than in the past, but we believe it will still be enjoyable, “says Curator Crystal Stanley. “We are still planning ahead for future events that everyone has loved in the past, like Model Railroad Camp and Lehnis’ Riddikulus Rails (formerly Harry Potter Day).”
Family Day will include reduced admission, at $2 per person with ages 4 and under being Free, and a bubble wrap stomping party. Children will be given sheets of bubble wrap to let off a little steam. The mini train will be running its new outer loop layout at $2 a ride per person.
Regular museum hours will resume Tuesday, June 9
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.