Museum Events

We're open year-round (Wednesdays and Saturdays) for museum exploration fun!
REAL blacksmith forge demonstrations EVERY Wednesday and Saturday!
​REAL 15-minute caboose rides EVERY Saturday! 
(see seasonal museum hours at the bottom of this page)

                Sunday, February 19th - Shop Jackson Street!

The Minnesota Transportation Museum will be showcasing local artists and crafters in the Twin Cities area! Gather a few of your friends for a day out at the historic Jackon Street Roundhouse Museum to support small businesses, local entrepreneurs, and our fantastic museum! Make it a "day out on town" for local shopping and fun history in our unique venue! 

Sunday, February 19th
10:00am-4:00pm
FREE admission!!!

We will be showcasing 25-30 local vendors featuring:
*Handcrafted jewelry
*Custom woodwork
*Upcycled tote bags and purses
*Artisan crafts
*Vintage goods
*Historical artifacts
*Explore the museum
*Old trains cars
*Complimentary wine
*Buy one get one free museum passes to return with your family!!!

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Are you a local vendor interested in showcasing your creations? We have a few more spaces available!  Complete our  Vendor Application  and we'll be in touch!

Contact Information
Kate McDonald 
kate@transportationmuseum.org
612-584-9888

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                Saturday, March 18th - Meet The Author Lorenz Schrenk - Ozzie The Roundhouse Cat

   
The Minnesota Transportation Museum
is excited to celebrate the release of Ozzie The Roundhouse Cat book series!  These fantastic children’s stories are based on the real life railroad adventures at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, MN.  Come and meet the author, Lorenz Schrenk, get his autograph, and hear about the REAL Ozzie and how these stories came to life!There are three books in the series and all will be available to purchase along with a limited edition stuffed "Ozzie"!  
















Get your books autographed by the author and also enjoy:

*Author talk and Q&A
*Learn and see pictures of the REAL Ozzie
*Ozzie stuffed animals
*Shop our gift shop
*Explore the museum
*REAL caboose rides!
*REAL working blacksmith demos in our forge
*Coffee & refreshments
*Craft for the kids

Saturday, March 18th
10:00am-12:00pm (museum will be open until 4:00pm)
(author talk and Q&A will begin at 10:30)

Jackson Street Roundhouse
193 E. Pennsylvania Ave. 
St. Paul, MN 55130
    
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About the Author:
Author, Lorenz
Schrenk and his wife, Ann, reside in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The Ozzie series had their origin in bedtime stories told to their three children and four grandchildren. The author is a retired research scientist and manager and a railroad historian. He has degrees from The George Washington University and from The Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during the war in Korea and later helped start one of the first Montessori schools in Minnesota. He has co-authored five volumes on the history of the Northern Pacific Railway and written many shorter articles. He especially enjoys creating stories that both entertain and help to educate children.

About the Illustrator:

Margarita Sikorskaia comes from St. Petersburg, Russia, where she studied arts and graphics at the Hertzen State Pedagogical University. At age
twenty-two she moved to the United States and continued her career as an artist, with numerous exhibitions throughout the country. Since 2009, Margarita has primarily worked as a freelance illustrator.