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Free Reading Program at Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum

By Mark Brooks

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Wednesday at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM from July 23, 2014 until December 17, 2014

Location: 30 Casey Jones Lane in Casey Jones Village

Phone: 731-668-1222

Email: caseyjonesmuseum@gmail.com

Link: http://www.caseyjones.com

Event Description

Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum officials will be hosting free children's programming with a Reading Time at the Museum with Judy Lafont, the Casey Jones Village Education Coordinator, every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am on an ongoing basis. Children pre-kindergarten to 5th grade and their parents or grandparents are welcome to attend. The hour long program includes a themed story time followed by an activity and refreshments. Guests interested in attending are asked to call the Museum to let them know how many to prepare for at 731-668-1222. The weekly program begins July 9th.

Casey Jones Museum launched the reading program with Lafont two years ago. The program was on hiatus for the last few months. She is a retired school teacher who worked in the local school system for over thirty years. Lafont began working at Casey Jones Village in 2012 and helped create the award winning reading program Casey's Ticket 2 Fun.

Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum is located at 30 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson, Tennessee in Casey Jones Village. It features the historic family home of railroad hero Casey Jones, an 8,000 square foot "Train Station" including exhibit halls, a community room for events and functions, three railroad cars and a museum store. The executive director is Jimmy Bailey. Follow the Museum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/caseyjonesmuseum.
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