There will be a new event hosted at the Cherokee Depot. For the first time, Depot Renovation, Inc. will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 7. Members of Depot Renovation, Inc., the group responsible for saving and restoring the old Illinois Central Railroad Depot to its historic significance, invites the public to the depot to their first ever celebration of National Train Day.
They will have an Open House from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during which time coffee, cookies, and juice will be served, tours of the depot and the caboose will be available, and the Little Sioux Valley Model Railroad (HO Scale) will be operating for the enjoyment of kids of all ages.
Later in the day, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. they will have a formal presentation by Dr. Rudolph "Rudy" Daniels, retired professor of history. The title of his presentation will be "How Railroad Trains Made Our Country Great and Strong." Following his presentation desserts and coffee will be served.