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Train Songs And Tales And New Summer Hours At The Museum

On Friday, May 16, the Estes Park Museum will host Train Songs and Tales of the Westward Rails.  What is it about trains that so easily engages one’s imagination? Climb aboard with David Seay as he sings and plays a variety of railroad inspired songs and tells tales of the westward expansion of the rails towards Nebraska’s western border in the mid-1800s. This upbeat excursion features storytelling, banjo, harmonica, whistles, and sing-alongs. The free program begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Combining his passions for music, history, and storytelling David Seay has been performing professionally for more than 30 years. He is a master artist with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artist-in-the-Schools Communities Residency Program and has presented Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau programs since 1997. Seay frequently performs with his wife, Deborah Greenblatt, in the popular musical duo Greenblatt & Seay, which has participated in the Nebraska Arts Council’s Touring Program for more than 20 years. Seay plays more than a dozen instruments, teaches private music lessons, and conducts workshops in harmonica, songwriting, beginning folk dance and hands-on-the instruments.

This is a joint program of the Estes Park Museum and the Estes Park Public Library Foundation. It is funded by a grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation.

Now through October, the Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. In celebration of International Museum Day on Sunday, May 18, the Museum will extend its hours to 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This day recognizes museums as organizations of service to society. From 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. that day, collector cars of all vintages will be displayed in the Senior Center parking lot, 220 Fourth Street, for free public viewing. For more information on these events, call the Estes Park Museum at 586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website.

The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve local history, as well as to present exhibits, programs and events, for the education and benefit of residents and visitors of all ages. Admission is always free.

-Estes Park News, Estes Park, Colorado-

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