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Jim Crow on Streetcars | Women in Transition | 2017 Spring Thursday-Friday Operations | East Penn Traction Club | Step Lively Please for the Spring Break Special | Cavalcade of Street Cars | Homefront Street Cars - WWII | Spring 2017 Thursday-Friday Operations End | Memorial Day Weekend | Summer Thursday-Friday Operations | Civil War & Gilded Age Streetcars | Summer 2018 Weekday Operations End | 81st Anniversary Celebration, PCC Cars | Life as a Transit Employee | Cavalcade of Street Cars | Fall Thursday-Friday Operations | Pinson's Pumpkin Market | Pumpkin TrolleyFest | Fall Weekday Operations End | Holly TrolleyFest | Holly TrolleyFest |
 

2018

 

February 2018

Jim Crow on Streetcars

In recognition of Black History Month, the Museum presents its temporary exhibit, Jim Crow on Streetcars. Learn about the nature of segregation aboard the cars in 19th century New York, the efforts to black the practice as it developed across the South, and the eventual success in opening employment opportunities.
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March 1 to April 29

Women in Transition

Celebrating Women's History Month, the Museum presents this special exhibit, Women in Transition.
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March 15 to May 11

2017 Spring Thursday-Friday Operations

Spring Thursday-Friday operation begins at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15. This is a great opportunity for school field trips, home-schooled children, and Moms or Dads (or Grandparents) with happy rail fans as well as curious walk-ins.
Teachers: look for "Field Trips" (under "Visit") for details about scheduling a group visit.
Also open every Saturday & Sunday (12n to 5 pm).
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Saturday, March 18

East Penn Traction Club

The East Penn Traction Club presents a selection of its O-scale modules assembled and operating in the Auditorium.
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March 29 & 30
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Step Lively Please for the Spring Break Special

Take a break with us! This program features trolley cartoons and story time for children from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Trolley rides are included as well as scheduled visits to Street Car Hall with a docent.
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Sunday, April 22

Cavalcade of Street Cars

Cavalcade of Street Cars features operation of several cars from the collections. Come ride them all!
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May 3 to May 28

Homefront Street Cars - WWII

Recalling the impact of war on the homefront, the Museum presents a special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars.
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Friday, May 11

Spring 2017 Thursday-Friday Operations End

Thursday-Friday Spring Operations end at 2:00 p.m. but the Museum is open on Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 5 pm.
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May 26, 27, & 28

Memorial Day Weekend

Examining the role of the transit industry during wartime, enjoy Tilly the Trolley and Billy the Bus, a wartime production of the Capital Transit Company, and Ten Seconds to Go, a wartime production of Kansas City Public Service. See the special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars.
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June 15 to August 10

Summer Thursday-Friday Operations

Thursday-Friday operation begins at 10:00 a.m. Go to www.dctrolley.org for a listing of the special programs for children for each day until August 10, 2018.
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June 16 to August 26

Civil War & Gilded Age Streetcars

Celebrating the beginning of street car service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents two special exhibits:
Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars through August 26.
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Friday, August 10

Summer 2018 Weekday Operations End

Thursday-Friday operations end at 2:00 pm. The Museum is open 12 pm to 5 pm every Saturday & Sunday.
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Sunday, August 27

81st Anniversary Celebration, PCC Cars

Celebrate the arrival of the Presidents' Conference Committee street cars in the Nation's Capital. See video of the Fourteenth Street car line, the route first served by the cars in 1937.
Ride our PCC cars. Visit Street Car Hall and see our local street cars. Open 12 N to 5 p.m.
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Sat, Sun, Mon, September 1, 2 & 3
Labor Day Weekend
12 N to 5 p.m.

Life as a Transit Employee

Trolleymen at Work presents the roles of transit employees through a special exhibit and showings of It's a Big Job at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
 
Ride the street car before or after the film. Visit Street Car Hall and see some of our street cars. Open 12 N to 5 p.m.
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Sunday, September 16

Cavalcade of Street Cars

Cavalcade of Street Cars features operation of several cars from the collections. Come ride them all!
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October 4 - November 15

Fall Thursday-Friday Operations

Open on Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for school groups and the general public.
 
Saturday & Sunday operations continue, 12 N to 5 p.m. each weekend.
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October 4 to October 26

Small PumpkinPinson's Pumpkin Market

Thursday-Friday operation features trips to Pinson's Pumpkin Market for school groups by reservation.
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October 20-21 & 27-28

Pumpkin TrolleyFest

Pumpkin TrolleyFest includes trips to Pinson's Pumpkin Market from 12:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Pumpkin tokens available in the Museum Shop.
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Friday, November 10

Fall Weekday Operations End

Fall Thursday-Friday operations end at 2:00 pm. Museum open Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 5 pm.
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December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, & 22-23

Holly TrolleyFest

Holly TrolleyFest celebrates the season with toy trains and Santa aboard the streetcars from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum will be closed on Sunday, December 24.
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December 29-30

Holly TrolleyFest

Santa has returned to the North Pole but you can still celebrate the season with toy trains and trolley rides from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
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