On December 16th, join the Toronto Railway Museum for its final presentation in the 2021 online lecture series! If you’ve ever wondered why trains are such a common sight around the holidays, or you remember riding a train during the holiday season yourself, then this is a must-see presentation.
Led by our Museum’s historians, we will take you on a journey to see how important trains and the railways are to the holiday season. This lecture will highlight how and why model trains were an everyday sight at your local department store during the holidays. We will show how the railway companies and stations decorated for the holidays in the hopes of spreading seasonal cheer amongst the riders. You will also learn how trains helped make Christmas possible in a variety of ways, like how express trains delivered both people and parcels in record time for the holidays!
Following the presentation, the attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with our presenters, ask questions, and share their favorite memories of trains during the holidays.
Admission to this event is free of charge, and the Toronto Railway Museum would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Community Building Fund in making this possible. More information on the OTF’s Community Building Fund is available here.