Red River Railroad Museum celebrates Denison's sesquicentennial
DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Denison's Red River Railroad Museum has had a fun summer for kids to celebrate the city's 150 years, and the last day of the special event is Saturday, August 6.
On Sesquicentennial Saturdays, youngsters are welcome to come learn some awesome things about the city and its connection to the railroad.
"We tell the story of the first train that was driven into Denison in December of 1872 by Pat Toban, a 19-year-old engineer," said museum and sesquicentennial board member Valerie Freels. "It's really a fun story. It was cold and snowy, and the kids really enjoy hearing that."
And that's just the start, Tuesday night the Museum held a ceremony naming the winner of a poster contest. She will be getting her artwork placed into the city's next time capsule.
The museum said the poster winner worked together with her boys to get the idea. And Tuesday night, they handed out some posters with the artwork to commemorate the celebration.