|Railroad Rhythms – Annual Performance by Fremont Elementary’s “Little Toots”|
Free Concert at the Nevada State Railroad Museum
Febrary 2, 2010
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Fremont Elementary School teacher Sandra Irvin’s second grade student chorus, the “Little Toots,” will present a program of railroad-themed music on Monday, February 8 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. This event will start at 7:00 p.m.useum February 8.
The nation’s railroads have been celebrated in song since the first rails were laid on the east coast in the 1830s. Myths, legends and humor have all contributed to the rich heritage of this music which has been handed down through the years. Such music describes the trials and tribulations of the railroader’s life, such as building track, getting the train in on time and dangers ‘round the bend. The hobo life has contributed to this genre as well.
The Nevada State Railroad Museum operates steam-ups with historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment on selected weekends throughout the year. The museum also participates in scholarly efforts, such as the annual Nevada Railroad History Symposium held in Carson City each fall. Open daily from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Drive. A yellow train station and red water tank at the entrance to the museum grounds are landmarks. For more information, please contact John Frink at (775) 687-6953.
The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven museums of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.
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