The new Transportation Exploration event Oct. 7-8 at Sauder Village will have guests discovering all sorts of exciting ways to travel through time.
A new twist on the classic All Aboard Train event, the Transportation Exploration event will feature a variety of model trains set up by the Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club. There will also be a garden-scale train display set up in the Museum Building for guests to watch. Guests can enjoy looking at these detailed displays, visiting with the train club members, and watching the trains travel around the tracks.
On Saturday, guests can watch costumed guides work on the dug-out canoe at Natives and Newcomers. Children will enjoy the personal flying area featuring paper airplanes, Styrofoam planes and rockets, and parachute Army men. A Thomas the Train wooden railway table will be set up for kids to play with at Little Pioneers Homestead, and there will be a train-themed craft and book reading throughout the day. Guests can also learn more about transportation at “The Ways We Move,” a new exhibit in the Museum Building.
To celebrate transportation, there will be discounted rides offered throughout the weekend. The Erie Express, a replica of the C.P. Huntington, has five train cars including one car that is wheelchair accessible. For $1 guests can ride the train, not only for fun but also as a way to travel to Pioneer Settlement to visit historic homes, the log school, church, and jail.
Other $1 rides available during this special event include the always-popular horse and buggy ride and a ride on a trolley pulled by horses Mike and Max. Antique car rides will also be offered on both Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, phone 1-800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.