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October 2019

Railroading Merit Badge Day

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Event: Hands-on opportunity for all Scouts in the Great Valley District to spend the day at VMT with full access to the rail yard and museum activities. Earn the Railroading Merit Badge, tour historic equipment, visit an operating locomotive, and go for a short train ride. Lunch and a VMT patch are included. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis! Cost: Event fee is $25 per Scout and includes VMT admission, full Museum access, short train ride, knowledgeable instruction, lunch,…

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Candy Corn Express

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Candy Corn Express returns for 2019! Saturday, Oct. 26th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm!   Ride on the vintage Diesel Train operated by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)  ($3.00 with paid admission)! Cactus Joe: For smaller train fans, ride the children’s train. Trick or Treating throughout the museum! (while candy lasts) Friendly Ghost Model Train - layout by the Roanoke Valley O Gauge Club. Free Face Painting - Spooky Scavenger Hunt - Tantalizing Temporary Tattoos.…

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November 2019

Roanoke STEAM Day

November 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

SIGN UP FOR STEAM DAY 2019 A free celebration of Science, Technology,  Engineering,  Arts and Math for local students and home-schoolers. REGISTER YOUR CLASS When: STEAM Day 2019 is on Friday November 8th, 9:30am-2:00pm Who: Grade K-12 students (home-schoolers included) Participating Organizations: Science Museum of Western Virginia, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Taubman Museum, Radford University Carilion Cost: FREE! Just register your class via the link above About STEAM Day STEAM Day is an annual event created by a group of organizations to inspire students…

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Military Appreciation Day

November 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

November 9th, 2019  12:00 am –4:00 pm Join with us in this year’s Military Appreciation Day  as we celebrate our Veterans and Active Duty Military. Weekend events include: Free admission for Veterans – Active & Retired military. Zoo animals from Mill Mountain Zoo Cactus Joe: For smaller train fans, ride the children’s train. Model Trains: Enjoy the many exciting exhibits of the museum and the opportunity to visit with the Roanoke Model Engineers Train Club and their O, HO, and…

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Truck Transportation Merit Badge Day

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Event: Interesting opportunity for all Scouts in the Great Valley District. Spend the day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation with full access to the rail yard and galleries, earn the Truck Transportation merit badge, ride on a historic bus courtesy of the Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum to visit the local Old Dominion Freight Line truck terminal, and learn from truck experts; lunch and a Virginia Museum of Transportation patch are included. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis…

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Holiday Photo Sessions

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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December 2019

Candy Cane Express

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

It’s the Roanoke Valleys Favorite Holiday Family Event! If you like the Candy Corn Express you’ll also like December’s Candy Cane Express featuring Santa, music and so much more!  Sponsored by Grand Home Furnishings & WDBJ7. Event hours are Saturday, Dec 7th 10am-4pm & Sunday, Dec 8th 12pm-4pm. • Take your picture with everyone’s favorite Santa! • Diesel Train Rides: operated by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society - train rides are $3 per person, in addition to…

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February 2020

Train Lovers Day

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

All things trains at the VMT’s annual Train Lovers’ Day on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 am to 5 pm.  The fun-filled day will include train rides ($3 with paid admission - standard admission applies), model railroad layouts, children’s games and activities, live music by Haus of Schmitt from 2-5pm;  food and beer will be available for purchase.  Families will have the opportunity to explore the exhibits and hear one of Roanoke’s best local bands – all for the low…

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June 2020

Haus Comin’ At You Live!(stream) at VA Museum Of Transportation

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Livestream Concert Haus of Schmitt … Our favorite local 80s coverband Grab your friends, some drinks and have a dance party in your living room! The details: Facebook Livestream:  8:00 pm Sponsors:  Star City Motor Madness, Haus of Scmitt Host:  Virginia Museum of Transportation Videography by:  MNF Productions It’s one way we can help our local musicians!  There is no obligation to pay anything to watch.  The band would appreciate any tips you would like to contribute.  They generously offered…

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October 2020

Candy Corn Celebration

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Don't miss the Candy Corn Celebration - Saturday, Oct. 24th from 10am-3pm at the Virginia Museum of Transportation! Featuring: Trick or Treating! Children’s Costume Contest: cutest, scariest & most original! Wear a costume and get your photograph taken for our FB page! Solo Tots Food truck on site! Self-guided tours of the museum! Please note - face masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. Due to capacity restrictions we recommend reserving your time in advance by…

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