Colorado Rails & Cocktails
April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An Evening of Colorado History – Relax, enjoy a beverage and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.
7:00pm Select Fridays
Presentation lengths vary, bar opens at 6:30pm.
The Railroad Chapel Car Movement – Friday, April 7, 2023 – Presenter Ken Valles
This month we’ll be focusing on the unique railroad Chapel Car movement which took place in the U.S. from the 1890s to the 1930s—essentially churches on the rails. Presenter Ken Valles of Divide, Colorado, has researched the topic and visited related sites, including three restored Chapel Cars and some of the churches they started and towns they visited, bringing faith to the far regions. You’ll see photos of the beautiful, refinished Chapel Cars, some of the people that served on them, the places they served, several video clips, plus a large table display of related items. These little-known, yet uniquely designed railroad cars had a unique impact on rural America. Come hear how this movement happened and its effects to this day.
Admission: $20 Adults. Ages 21+ only. Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice (beer, wine or soda) and snacks.
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