Linden Depot Museum is preparing for an Outdoor Drama to be performed on Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the museum. The rain date will be Sunday, August 18. The drama will feature the 1837 full-sized replica of a Norris 4-2-0 Steam Engine which volunteers of the museum have been building for the past year. It will re-create a moment in time when the railroad, which had just been invented, was beginning to replace the horse as the standard mode of transportation. Production of this drama is being generously sponsored by Hoosier Heartland State Bank.
Tickets to this production are limited and are available for $6 per person at the museum during the regular business hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. or by texting or calling 765-427-3630. Tickets include admission to both buildings in the museum complex that day; everyone attending the drama must have a ticket.
Linden Depot Museum is located at 520 North Main Street (US Highway 231) in Linden, 10 miles north of Crawfordsville, and 15 miles south of Lafayette. Linden Depot Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation operated by an all-volunteer staff; 100% of all donations goes directly towards museum maintenance, acquisitions and projects.
There are two buildings in the museum complex. The original Linden Depot building, built in 1909, houses a large display of railroad memorabilia, including artifacts from the Monon and Nickel Plate Railroads for which it was built to serve. The second building on the south side of the property houses a large HO model railroad attraction with four operating trains, a blimp, a hot-air balloon ride, a streetcar, an animated carnival, mountain and tunnel scenery, and an animated circus. This building has circus items on display as well as about 1000 model train cars and engines.
For further information, visit www.LindenDepotMuseum.org or text or call 765-427-3630 or 765-404-8560, or email LindenDepotMuseum@gmail.com