June Happenings At CT Trolley!

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June Happenings!
June 12th– Fire Truck Show & First Responders Day
The event will give visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with all aspects of the firefighting industry including over twenty First Responder Vehicles. During your visit you will also learn more about the Fire Truck Museum’s (housed on the same grounds of the Trolley Museum) collection along with local First Responders’ equipment & vehicles. Don’t miss your opportunity to sit in real fire trucks, try on firefighter’s turnout gear and take home a souvenir kid’s fire fighter hat. Kids will enjoy crafts and hands-on activities! Take a trolley ride on one of the Museum’s antique trolleys, navigate through the Visitors Center packed full of historic trolleys & dress up as a junior motorman at the imagination station.
June 12th– Connecticut Open House Day
CT Trolley Museum will participate in the 17th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified celebration of the State’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – on June 12th, 2021. During this one-day event, CT Trolley Museum, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors and offer special incentives (discounts, free admission, free gifts, special offers, etc.) to visitors. This Museum’s participation in this event will run from 4pm-6pm during which time the Museum will honor half off admission ($5). To qualify for this offer all visitors must show a valid Connecticut driver’s license.
June 20th– Father’s Day Behind the Scenes Tour
“Behind-the-Scenes” tour will give visitors the opportunity to take a close-up look at some of the current restoration projects including Connecticut Company Car #3001 (almost 120 years old!), Brooklyn Rapid Transit #169 (127 years old!) & Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co. #1500 (112 years old!). Additionally, tour the grounds that are normally closed off to visitors with a Museum guide and watch Pump Car Demonstrations.
June 21st– Summer Hours Begin
All summer long CTM will hold many activities including- Trolley Rides: Take a trolley ride operated by period dressed motormen on a trolley car dating back to the early 1900’s. Learn historic information about the collection and how the Museum began. Trolley Experiences: Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected trolleys from the Museum’s incredible collection in the Visitors Center. From streetcars to Interurban cars this is your chance to take the controllers and let your imagination “operate”. Crafting Station: Make a Motorman Hat and create your own trolley fare ticket. Take your new creations home with you for future use. Dress-up Station: Dress up as a Motorman or Conductor! Great Photo op! Fire Truck Museum: View over 15 Fire Trucks dating back to 1923. Learn more about the Fire Truck Museum’s collection along with historic Fire Fighting Equipment. (Admission to Fire Truck Museum is included in the Trolley Museum admission ticket). Storytime Trolleys: Featuring stories about the adventures of trolleys and trains. The reading will be inside one of our historic trolleys and a trolley ride will follow. Every story is different and all ages are welcome!
June 25th– Summer Music Series with Dave Brunette
Join the Trolley Museum for live music in the outside courtyard with Dave Brunette (contemporary rock classics) and take a trolley ride while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Everyone will be practicing social distancing and we will have designated marked areas. Bring your own lawn chair and pack yourself a picnic basket full of your favorite goodies (bring-your-own beer and wine is allowed) for relaxing while listening to the music.
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The Museum will continue social distancing, limited ticket sales and masks will be required if you have not been vaccinated. Sanitizing stations and cleaning protocols are still in place.
By |June 2nd, 2021|Press Releases|
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