new 'Railroad Exhibit' at the
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
for an Olde Tyme Christmas.
December 2007 - The Museum
grounds are filled will holiday decorations
and activities. Visit the Railroad
Exhibit as part of your tour! Over
3,000 square feet of train displays will
take you back to the early days of
railroading in Mississippi.
New exhibits at 2006 Harvest Festival.
In November, JSME
will unveil Phase 1 of the multi-phased exhibits in the Heritage Center at the
Ag Museum. Phase 1 consists of the N, HO and O gauge displays, occupying
3,000 square feet in the Museum. The exhibits portray the importance of
railroading to the development of Agriculture and Forestry in Mississippi.
A Grand Opening is being planned for the First Quarter of 2007.
Celebrating an Ag Museum Christmas.
Moving to the Mississippi Ag Museum. -
JSME constructed an 8x12 foot
Lionel/Department 56 Christmas layout for
the lobby and an "Old Tyme" G scale layout
for the Museum interior. Both were
enjoyed by hundreds upon hundreds of
visitors. The Museum reported an
increase in holiday traffic over prior
years, which is the hopeful outcome of our
efforts. For the new year, JSME is
installing the base of the new 80 foot long
N scale layout depicting the Jackson
Exciting times are ahead as JSME
charts a new course with the
Our equipment is in storage as we make plans
for the future. Our first project will
be a highly detailed HO display in the Main
Building on the Museum grounds. We
can't reveal everything right now, but these
are exciting times!!
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updates as events unfold.
Metro Station leaves Metrocenter Mall. July 2004
After 8 years at Metrocenter Mall in
Jackson, we, in 4 weeks, dismantled the
layouts of Metro Station to free our space
for future tenant. We thank Metrocenter for their support in helping us
raise over $80,000 for the
Children's Home Society.
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find us in the future.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2003 WINNER OF THE HO TRAIN SET! -
Kevin Sterling for winning the 2003 Bachman
Spectrum HO Train Set donated by HobbyTown USA. David Hartman, meteorologist with
WAPT, once again drew the winning ticket during the live weather broadcast from Metro Station on
THE 2002 ELECTRIC TRAIN WINNER! - December, 2002
Congratulations to 8-year-old Zack
A. (pictured with sister Alex) for winning the
2002 MTH Train Set donated by HobbyTown USA. David Hartman, meteorologist with
WAPT, drew the winning ticket during the live weather broadcast from Metro Station on 12/20/02. Over $2,000 was raised and will be used to enhance the display for the benefit of all.
JSME awarded 2001 Friends of Children Award by the
Mississippi Children's Home Society. - Spring, 2002
honored to be the recipient of this annual award. Since 1996, MCHS and JSME
have partnered to bring happiness to thousands of children. Presented at the
MCHS Annual Meeting, this award was accepted on behalf of over 30 volunteer
club members who work throughout the year to make Metro Station
Metro Station meets $8,000
donation goal for the Mississippi Children's Home Society. - January, 2002
the over 5,000 visitors who made Metro Station 2001 a success. We encourage you
to get on our email list to be notified of upcoming Open Houses. Toy Trains
hold a special place in our memories and imaginations.