OPEN every day in June!

Your Dad called...
He would like a Rolls Royce
for Father's Day!

Win a 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Drawing, June 18th, 2017, 1 pm, MOT
Click here for Rolls Royce tickets

Tickets are $25 each or five for $100.00.
Winner need not be present to win.
All proceeds benefit education programs at 
the Museum of Transportation.  
June 3rd
All Ford Show
9 am - 3 pm

June 10th
Pierce Arrow Car Show
10 am - 2 pm

June 18th
Horseless Carriage Club - Cars with Class
11 am - 3 pm

Celebrate Father's Day
at the Museum of Transportation!
Bring the Family!

Sunday, June 18th
11 am - 4 pm
One Day Only
(miniature train rides - $5.00)
Saturday, June 24th
Steam Punk Photo Event

Club Sponsored Event
Regular Museum Admission Applies
11 am - 2 pm
St. Louis County Summer Reading Program

The Museum of Transportation is a proud partner of the St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club.  Summer Reading Club kicked-off on May 22 and will run through August 5.  This popular club offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. Participation is free. Visit  for more details and to sign-up.
Artifact of the month 

This is no 'ordinary' bicycle!

Well, actually it is an 'ordinary' bicycle. 

Wm. Read & Sons was a prominent retailer of guns and other sporting goods in Boston, Massachusetts from 1826 until the 1940's.  One product they sold was this type bicycle shown in the photo.  This high wheel design, called an "ordinary," is generally recognized as the first "bicycle."   In addition to being known as an "ordinary," it is also sometimes called a "penny-farthing" in reference to English coins.

The Museum of Transportation Wm. Read & Sons 'ordinary' is currently on display in the 'Trails & Tails' Exhibit in The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center.
April 24,'s a great day for a bike ride!

May 20th, 2017, marked the unveiling of two extraordinary restoration projects recently completed at the Museum of Transportation. Projects unveiled included the Wabash #573 and New York Central #2933.

Volunteers do BIG things at the Museum of Transportation. Thank you!

Wabash Railroad Historical Society President Michael Johns presents Dr. Darryl Ross, President of the Board - TMA, with a restricted donation for the 
preservation of library and archival materials. We are grateful!
PHOTO: Dr. Darryl Ross, Michael Johns, Coby Ellison - MOT Curator

Blue Star Dedication

'Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our Country can never be repaid.  They have earned our undying gratitude.  America will never forget their sacrifices.'
 President Harry S. Truman

Our servicemen and women bravely share stories of  boarding airplanes, trains, and boats as they headed off to or returned from service.  We are grateful for your service.

Transportation played such a significant role in each war. The Museum of Transportation proudly became the 100th Missouri Blue Star Memorial Garden on Memorial Day, 2017.  

Plant Yourself at the Museum
Garden Volunteers make everything more beautiful at the Museum of Transportation.  Each Thursday from 8 am - 11 am, we tackle a different location on our 42-acre campus. Join us!

On May 16th, members of Clayton Garden Club installed sustainable native plants around Barrett Station to add color, beauty, and habitat for birds and butterflies. The plantings included aromatic aster, orange coneflower, and columbine.

On May 12th, students from Parkway's SPARK! program volunteered at the Museum of Transportation to pull weeds and plant some sustainable native wildflowers.

To learn more, or to schedule a volunteer group workday, please contact our horticulturalist April Anderson 
at team.nature.ed@  or 
via cell phone at  (847) 289-9760 .
The Museum of Transportation 
Our Mission:
The Museum of Transportation will be the leader in protecting and interpreting North American transportation heritage.

Our Goal:
Preserve and protect our transportation heritage so we are able to teach our children and our children's children about the significant role transportation played in the development of our Country.  We preserve history every day for our next generations!

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