The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce the next installment of ‘Stories from the Railway’ in partnership with the Friends of the Library.
On Saturday, February 7th, from 1pm – 2:30 pm, discover a day in the life of a railroading hobo at this year’s compelling speaker series. Gain insight into the challenges and uncertainties of riding the rails in search of work during the Great Depression with our two guest speakers.
John Mulkerns, a member of the National Association of Hobos, starts off the afternoon by sharing unique photographs and first-hand accounts from the real-life hobos he has met through the years.
Author Terrence Rundle West joins us for a reading of ‘Hobo Christmas, 1935’ an excerpt from his latest book, Not In My Father’s Footsteps. This is followed by light refreshments and a meet-and-greet reception with the author to learn more about his inspiration and research. West’s book will be available for purchase ($20) at the event. Find out more about his book here: http://terrencerundlewest.com/
Tickets are $10. The event will be held at the Ivy on William, located at 42 William St. West, Smiths Falls.
This speaker series is a fundraiser for Friends of the Library and the Railway Museum.
Purchase tickets at the door