Southeastern Railway Museum recognizes Black History Month

DULUTH -- The Southeastern Railway Museum will recognize Black History Month by hosting a program called: "From John Henry to Rosa Parks: African American influence on Transportation History" on Feb. 18. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors can set their own pace on the self-guided tour that will inform about some of the black who changed transportation history.

Among the topics to explore are black inventors who were important to transportation and freed slaves and how they helped build the railroad. The tour will feature three interactive stops, including a Jim Crow era passenger car. There will also be crafts and other special activities during the event.

Cost is $6 for children, $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, which includes admission to the museum and all activities. Train rides are also available for a cost of $3 per person.

For more info, call 770-495-0253, ext. 2, or go to www.srmduluth.org.