Train talk today in Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum is hosting The Brown Bag Lunch History Talk at 12 p.m. today.
Paul Bortz and John Gaworecki, members of the Midd-Vermont Train Club, will present the talk “125 Years of Toy Train Fun.” It will feature a hands-on demonstration and discussion by two of Vermont’s most avid toy train collectors.
Bortz has more than 500 trains from the early 1900s to today while Gaworecki has the largest post-World Warr II collection of Lionel trains in Vermont. People are asked to bring their own trains for identification.
Today’s talk is being held in conjunction with the Midd-Vermont Train Club’s exhibit of model trains at the Sheldon Museum, which continues until Jan. 12. The talk will be repeated on Jan. 5.
Attendees should bring a brown bag lunch, though beverages and dessert will be provided. The event is free for museum members, while there is a minimum donation of $2 for others.
For more information, call 388-2117 or visit www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.