Friday, April 12, 2013
Who doesn't like to watch model trains snake around exotic locals?
(Editor's Note: In case you missed it, there's a fun event happening on Sunday in Fairfax Station. Here's the info! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!) The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, is arguably one of the most popular family and tourist destinations in the area. On Sunday, the museum will debut the Northern Virginia NTRAK Display, much to the delight of children and model train enthusiasts. The museum is open Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter?
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wanna own a mutt?
The idea of owning a dog can be romantic for youngsters, but are they ready? A new camp — Camp Wannadog — in Fairfax Station will prepare kid ages 9-15 for the realities of having a pet. "We really want to help families be more comfortable with bringing dogs into their home. A lot of times I run into kids wanting a dog, but no one really knows where to start," said camp director Nancy Katz. The camp will be held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on July 8-12 and July 22-26, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $250 per one-week session. Camp Wannadog will provide dog trainers, who will focus on teaching kids about: "Kids don't know what goes into dog ownership. It's not just about walking a dog," Katz said. "Someone needs to …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Fun for the whole family.
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Sunday, January 20
The Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Railway Society will have a display and running G Gauge (Garden Gauge) model trains at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on Sunday from 1-4 pm. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for children. 703-425-9225. For more information on the museum events visit www.fairfax-station.org.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Weekend marks 23rd annual display; exhibition is in conjunction with other Clifton holiday events.
The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will present its 23rd annual holiday Model Train Display event with about a dozen layouts of trains from local enthusiasts in addition to the museum’s permanent displays. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. For more information on the museum’s model train displays year-round, click here. See photos from the 2011 model train display here. Also this weekend: The Clifton Horse Parade and town tree lighting will take place. Look for more information on both later this week! Sign up for the Fairfax Station Patch email newsletter to keep up on local events and regional news.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The 150th Anniversary Civil War reenactment commemoration at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum.
The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum held a reenactment commemoration Aug. 25 and 26 to honor Clara Barton, the Military Medical Evacuation Corps and over 3,000 soldiers brought to the station in the last days of August 1862. The station became the first logistically combined triage and transportation site of the Civil War, follwoing the nearby battles of Second Manassas (Second Battle of Bull Run) and Ox Hill (The Battle of Chantilly). Clara Barton, then unknown, was among the civilians who triaged the wounded as they waited for trains to take them to hospitals in Alexandria and Washington, D.C. Barton would later be dubbed the "Angel of the Battlefield." Barton founded the American Red Cross. The commemoration continues through Sept. 3, …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The lecture is Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
History buffs may want to check out the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum tonight for a lecture on the Civil War. Author Carl Sell and his granddaughter will speak at the museum at 7:30 p.m. at 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. Sell, author of “Thank God He Survived Picket’s Charge” will talk about his great grandfather’s time in the Civil War. His granddaughter, Danielle Clarke, will discuss her great-great-great grandfather, a Union private who was wounded at Fairfax Station on Nov. 2, 1982, soon to be 150 years ago. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The aging sign was repaired by Boy Scouts last month.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This announcement was submitted by Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Chair Michael Chinworth. A group of Boy Scouts led by Eagle Scout hopeful Edmund Sparrow replaced an aging sign for the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on the corner of Ox Road and Fairfax Station Road. Edmund, a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary School, volunteered to undertake the project last month in fulfillment of his Eagle Scout requirement to carry out a community service project that would leave a lasting value. Edmund is a member of Troop 50, sponsored by the men's club of Holy Spirit Parish in Annandale. His childhood memories of visiting Fairfax Station and its train shows motivated him to volunteer for replacing the previous sign. “I've worn and outgrown at …