The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 23rd for the opening of the Lehnis Railroad Museum’s new permanent exhibit, “Working on the Railroad.”
The exhibit occupies the large foyer of the museum and creates an area that introduces the visitor to the world of railroads. Under the 40-foot high ceiling, the exhibit includes displays, a video, and a hands-on interactive. It will be a permanent exhibit at the museum and was made possible by a grant from the Cen-Tex Rural Rail Transportation District and a donation from Mr. Bob Lambert.
The Cen-Tex group was formed in 1990 by the state of Texas to preserve, protect, and promote railroads, and covers a five-county area. Lambert has been a long-time friend of the Lehnis Museum and supports its efforts to educate and entertain visitors with various facets of railroading.
Over 4,000 people visit the Railroad Museum each year. Located at 700 East Adams in Brownwood, it occupies almost a city block that includes outdoor exhibits and a mini-train. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 325-643-6376.