JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The Chuckey Depot Museum at Jonesborough will open a new exhibit, “Train Talk,” which focuses on various communication tools, verbal and non-verbal, utilized by the railroad, that will be on display June 28, 2018 through January 2019.
The Town of Jonesborough will host the exhibit opening 6 p.m. June 28 at the museum.
The exhibit allows exploration in how railroad technicians communicated during the day, at night, across distances and during challenging weather conditions such as heavy rain, dense fog and snow. The “Train Talk” exhibit will help museum visitors gain an appreciation for the bells, whistles, flags, lanterns and lights effectively used by the railroad for decades prior to modern electronic communication methods.
The Chuckey Depot Museum’s regular hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum will also participate in Jonesborough Days Festival and will have extended hours during that time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29-30 and 1-8 p.m. July 1.
The Chuckey Depot’s original home was just down the road in Chuckey, Tennessee and now sits within WC Rowe Park in Jonesborough. In an effort to preserve the building, it was dismantled and re-erected in Jonesborough, where it opened as a museum in October 2017.
Chuckey Depot Museum is located at 110 S 2nd Ave. For more information, call 423-791.-3869.
This project is sponsored by the Town of Jonesborough, Heritage Alliance of NE TN and SW VA and Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society.
Photo credit: Whitney S. Williams
Director of Tourism & Marketing
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