Wednesday, July 16, 2008

chester county transportation museum

our little town has a new addition. it's the chester county transportation museum, located at 157 wylie street, beside the water district building. folks, it's worth your trip just to see inside the old train depot building. a lot of hard work went into spiffying the old girl up and she's gotta be grinning from ear to ear over her new do!

some of our local historians give the tours through the museum, pointing out items of interest and adding a little local flavor as most of them are kinfolk or friends of the contributors to the museum. here's a counter from a local store filled with artifacts.
this case has train related memorabilia.
one wall is covered with vehicle tags dating back through the years.
can't you just see all the little childrens' faces in the windows of this old wooden school bus?

the bus driver would have been careful to obey the speed limit with these highway patrol officers making their rounds.
if you live here, or may be passing through sometime, stop in and get an up close and personal look at our history. there's much more to see than i've shown here. the museum is open tuesday - saturday from 10 - 4, sundays from 1 - 4. and you can't beat the price! adults: $3.00, seniors and students: $2.00, children under 12 and school groups are free!
if you need directions give them a call at 803-385-2330.

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