Do you have an interest in railroads? Are you from a community that has had a railroad as part of its history? This free half-day workshop will feature entertaining and informative presentations on railways, depots, associated lighthouses, the Interurban Rail System, and more!
8:45 – 9:00
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 9:30
The Impact of the Railroad on the United States and Michigan
The Impact of the Railroad on Oakland County
The Interurban Rail System in Oakland County
Lighthouses Along the Rivers of Steel: Reflections on Oakland County’s Depots
The Oakland County Rails to Trails Program
Train Trivia Contest
Oakland County Railroad Mapping Project
Optional: After-workshop tour of the Ellis Barn!
Sponsored by the Oakland County Historical Commission, Oakland County Parks, the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society, and funded in part by Waterford School District’s Teaching American History Grant.