Steamtown National Historic Site will partner with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to host the company's 2014 Holiday Train on its journey to stock food shelves and pantries across the United States and Canada. Bring non-perishable food items or cash donations, 5:15-5:45 pm.
Steamtown National Historic Site will participate in the 21st anniversary of National Public Lands Day by offering an Entrance Fee Free Day. The day will provide complimentary admission to the park grounds, museums and scheduled walking tours (train rides extra). 570/340-5204.
“Hollywood Rides the Rails" at Steamtown National Historic Site in the Changing Exhibits Gallery. 20th-century train-themed films and the stars that rode them. Movie stills, artifacts, posters, and the 1903 film “The Great Train Robbery.” Exhibit included in the $7 daily entrance fee, all ages 16 and older. 570/340-5206.
Steamtown National Historic Site hosts Railfest 2014, 9am-5pm. Annual end-of-summer celebration of railroading that features visiting railroad equipment displays, special shop demonstrations and train rides. 570/340-5204.
Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a nationally renowned legal scholar, will be the principal speaker at a free program at Steamtown NHS, 9:30-11:30am. The program is titled "The Ashley Special – The Train that Changed the Common Law."
"Go Wild!" with National Park Week at Steamtown NHS. Begins with Entrance Fee-Free days on April 19 and 20, seasonal start of train rides with "Scranton Ltd" and new "Nay Aug Ltd" trips, National Junior Ranger Day on April 26, and special children's programs at 1 pm on both Saturdays, April 19 and 26.
The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute will hold its 11th annual CASUAL (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. Individuals and organizations can purchase a specially designed t-shirt for $15, or pin for $5 and dress CASUAL. Proceeds raised from CASUAL Day stay right here in northeast PA.
Several entrance fee-free days at Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown, 10am-4pm. Steamtown NHS is the only place in the National Park System where the story of steam railroading and the people who made it possible is told. 570/340-5200.
Kids ride the Steamtown train to Carbondale's Pioneer Days for free. Train will leave Steamtown National Historic Site at 10am. Ticekts available in all Lackawana County libraries. 570/348-3003.
Scranton, PA - 5:45-6:15pm. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time. facebook.com/CPHolidayTrain, twitter.com/CanadianPacific #CPHolidayTrain, www.cpr.ca