Thanks to Friends of the Katy Depot Terri and Bill Fowler who served as exhibit designer and sponsor, visitors are invited to travel through the exhibit gallery and explore memories of “Trains through the eyes of a child.”
Exhibit case themes include: Toy trains throughout the years; All I want for Christmas is a model train; Favorite children’s railroad literature; History of Thomas the Train; and Taking your first train ride.
Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The exhibit is designed as a self guided experience. Adult admission is $1; kids are free. Guided tours are available by reservation. Adult admission is $3. Call 826-2932. The Katy Depot is located at 600 East Third.
In addition, the Sedalia Heritage Foundation recently received a gift of three historical prints that depict MKT advertisements. The items were donated to the Foundation by Robert Klutz of Naples, Florida.
The first print depicts a hand-tinted black and white photo print of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas with the caption “On the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines;” the other is a color pencil advertising print of the San Antonio Katy station; and the last is a painting of a “Texas Special Steam Train by Howard Fogg.”