Enterprise Newsletter • BBQ planned at Railroad Museum following Wyoming State Fair Parade
BBQ at Railroad Museum to take place after Wyoming State Fair Parade on Aug. 17
In 2018 Douglas' historic train depot, built in 1886 when the railroad tracks reached the area, became the Douglas Railroad Museum. Museum leaders are busy trying to preserve and protect the building and the museum's rail car collection. Summer 2019 they opened a new exhibit in the museum's caboose and the museum is hosting an increasing number of gatherings.
Parade goers, following the Wyoming State Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 17, are invited to the Douglas Railroad Museum and Visitor Center for a BBQ. Craig Johnson, the author behind the Longmire series, will be signing copies of his books. Pulled pork will be served. Admission cost is a donation.

"Funds raised at the event," says Cindy Porter, Executive Director of The Enterprise, "will be invested in preserving our railroad heritage. Many of our rail cars need repairs to keep water and the elements from causing deterioration. The event will be family friendly and the rail cars will be open to guests." Attendees at the event can tour the depot and climb aboard the caboose, the dining car, the day coach and the sleeping car.

A raffle is also being held to support the museum. Glen and Sherry Morovits have donated a weekend stay at their cabin in Deadwood, South Dakota. Also included in the prize are round trip tickets on the 1880 Train. The train picks up passengers in either Hill City, South Dakota or Keystone, South Dakota for a scenic round-trip ride. Raffle tickets for a chance to win the excursion are available week-long at the Douglas Railroad Museum & Visitor Center and will be sold at the BBQ. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Cost for tickets is $10 each or 3 for $20.

For more information on the Douglas Railroad Museum or the events planned, please call 307-358-2950.
Attend the Wyoming State Fair Parade
Parade day in downtown Douglas is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 17. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Floats and parade entries will travel down Fourth Street and then turn onto Center Street. The parade ends at Second Street prior to crossing the railroad tracks. Please remember that cars should be not be parked along the parade route on Saturday morning.
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