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Local Boy Scout Troop Attends Opening of Train Exhibit at Nixon Library

Local Boy Scout Troop Attends Opening of Train Exhibit at Nixon Library

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A local Orange County Boy Scout Troop attended the debut of the Trains, Trees and Traditions holiday exhibit at the Nixon Library on Saturday, November 23rd. President Nixon’s youngest daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhowser and her husband David Eisenhowser officially opened the exhibit this weekend. The exhibit will bring families on a magical journey of whistling trains and holiday trees.

“The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and the Richard Nixon Foundation in conjunction with members of the Train Collectors Association, Western Division, and members from the All Gauge Toy Train Association in San Diego, California are proud to present for the 2013 holiday exhibition a veritable display of miniature train layouts that hark back to the glorious era of American toy train manufacturing.”

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President Nixon’s daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, officially opens the train exhibit at the Presidential Library & Museum

The festive display features six layouts of miniature railroad scenes:

·Get a birds-eye view of a Louis Marx & Company railroad town complete with skyscrapers, tunnels, shops, automobiles and figurines
· Experience the sights and sounds of the American Flyer powered by red-glowing steam
· Jump to the beginning of the toy train craze with pre-WWII tinplate models from the early 1900’s
· Be mesmerized by the iconic “disappearing train” in-store display by Lionel
· Journey to the Island of Sodor with beloved characters from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

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The troop comprised of 11 year old Boy Scouts in the Aliso Viejo/Laguna Niguel area attended the exhibit as a “kick off” for working on their railroading merit badge.The troop officially  represented the youth and “rising generation” at the grand opening of the exhibit & helped launch the event by blowing the whistles to start the trains rolling.

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The exhibit will be open at the Nixon Library until January 5th.

Hours: Open daily 10AM to 5PM, Sundays 11AM to 5PM. The Library is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission: Adults (over age 12): $11.95, Seniors (62 and older): $8.50, Students: $6.95, Active Military: $6.95, Children (age 7-11): $4.75, Children (age 6 and under): FREE, Group tour discounts are available.

Julie is an OC Supermom to six beautiful children in Orange County. She is an editor with Astraea Press, active in the community and enjoys running in her free time.
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  1. Thanks for this write up on our Scouts Julie!

  2. Heart touching

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