Livingston Depot Museum Announces New Fall Programs
Wednesday Oct. 7th, 2020
The Livingston Depot Museum is unveiling two new programs to help parents, caregivers, and students tackle the new challenges of remote learning. Starting October 16th, the Depot will offer FREE FRIDAYS—where anyone under 18 gets free admission. Visitors under 12 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Learners of all ages are invited to ditch the screen and come explore the rich history of railroading in Montana. In addition to free admission, the Depot will offer activities that give students a chance to dive into local history.
“Rails Across the Rockies: A Century of People and Places,” the Depot’s main exhibit, introduces visitors to the rich history of railroading in Montana, the Northern Pacific, and the grandeur of historic travel to Yellowstone National Park. Also on exhibit “On Track: The Railroad Photographs of Warren McGee,” presents an intriguing selection of photos taken over a six-decade span from the 1930’s through the 1990’s by Livingston native and prolific railroad photographer, Warren McGee.
The Depot is also accepting reservations Mondays through Thursdays for home-school groups, learning pods, or families interested in individual activities. Each guided field trip includes age-appropriate activities designed to engage students as they learn the importance of the railway station in the establishment of our town, and its effects on the current economy and environment.
The vaulted ceilings and the Depot’s spacious atrium provide room for social distancing while enjoying the exhibits, and face masks are required for anyone over the age of 5. Community members are also invited to enjoy the Depot’s beautiful grounds seven days a week as a great place to enjoy a picnic, watch trains rumble down the tracks, and savor the iconic architecture of downtown Livingston.
More information is available through the Depot office at (406) 222-2300, on their website: www.livingstondepot.org, and on facebook: www.facebook.com/LivingstonDepotCenter.