Museum grand opening slated

ELKINS — The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be holding a Grand Opening event from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the second floor of the Darden Mill in Elkins.

There is an admission charge. The opening will mark the start of the season and regular hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

The public is invited to participate in two new programs, a children’s activity packet and the new AFNHA Heritage Site Passport. Complimentary refreshments will be available while supplies last.

This year’s exhibit explores the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in West Virginia, highlighting WV towns along three C&O Divisions. It also explores the economic and environmental impacts of coal mining and saw mills in West Virginia. Don’t forget the legendary John Henry!

This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Arts.