Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Car No. 10 Car No. 10


Special Events

Trolley Car No.10 is back ... On track!


This is 2016's events listing, 2017's events will be similar, check back in the spring for an updated listing.

Saturday May 7, 2016 - *Art Walk* highlights the artisans and craftspeople with businesses offering special events like book signings, artist receptions, new exhibits, and musical offerings. Please note the new time: 2pm-6pm. If you havenít visited Shelburne Falls yet this year, this is the time to go. No trolley rides for the May Art Walk.

Sunday May 15, 2016 - Training Day. Meet at 10:00am to get qualified to be a motorman/woman, conductor or pumpcar operator. Lunch provided. See www.sftm.org/training.shtml for more information.

Saturday May 28, 2016 - Opening Day. Weekend operations begin 11am-5pm.

Monday May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day. Open 11am - 5pm.

Saturday June 18, 2016 - New! River Walk. We will hold our first Riverwalk event - a celebration of art and the Deerfield River - beginning at 2pm. Shops and galleries open while family-friendly activities are held throughout the village culminating in a special concert featuring Bella Gaia at Memorial Hall in the evening. More Riverfest details at www.shelburnefalls.com.

Also Saturday June 18, 2016 - Amherst Railway Society Appreciation Day. In celebration of over 15 years of grants from the Amherst Railway Society, all card-carrying ARS members get free All-Day-Passes. Enjoy the River Walk while you are here as well.

Sunday June 19, 2016 - Father's Day. Fathers ride free when accompanied by their child of any age.

Monday July 4, 2016 - Independence Day. Open 11am - 5pm.

Monday July 11, 2016 - Monday operations 1pm-5pm for July and August.

Saturday July 23, 2016 - Trolleyfest - Celebrating the restoration of trolley No 10. Caboose rides, cider-pressing, music, activities from the Trolley Era and more. More details at www.sftm.org/trolleyfest.shtml.

Monday August 29, 2016 - Last day of Monday operations, 1pm-5pm.

Monday September 5, 2016 - Labor Day. Open 11am -5pm.

Sunday Sept 11, 2016 - Grandparent's Day. Grandparents ride free when accompanied by their grandchild of any age.

Saturday & Sunday Sept 10&11, 2016 -Annual Glory Days Festival, White River Junction, Vermont.

Saturday September 24, 2016 - *Fall Art Walk* is a wonderful way to experience this thriving arts community with businesses offering special events like book signings, artist receptions, new exhibits, and musical offerings. Please note the new time: 2pm-6pm.

Monday October 10, 2016 - Columbus Day. Open 11am - 5pm.

Thursday October 13, 2016 - Colrain Historical Talk. The Story of the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway - Opening in 1896 to carry passengers and freight, the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway changed lives and businesses in the two towns until the coming of the automobile bankrupted the line in 1927. Shirley Pelletier will tell the story at the next meeting of the Colrain Historical Society. The program is at SFTM and begins at 7:30 p.m., following the annual business meeting at 7:00. The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Saturday October 15, 2016 - Colrain Historical Tour. Ride along the Route of the SF&C - The Colrain Historical Society will take passengers on a bus ride along the route of the former Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway on Saturday, October 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The ride will begin at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, following the old line to Colrain and back, with commentary describing what riders would have seen 120 years ago. Tickets for this special tour cost $10, which includes ice cream, recalling the time when Shelburne Falls residents took the trolley up to "Coleraine City" to enjoy ice cream at the Colrain Inn. There are seats for only 26, so early registration is advised. Call Belden Merims at 413-624-3453 to reserve seats. She must have your name, phone number and check or cash, no credit cards, no later than October 10.

Sunday October 30, 2016 - Last day of regular season. Costumes are optional!

Moonlight Magic Friday November 25, 2016 - An evening village-wide holiday festival of lights.  Shops, stores and galleries are open late, the streets are lit by colored lights and candles.  Museum open 5pm to 9pm, with holiday crafts, a caboose to warm up in and night-time trolley rides on a trolley bedecked in holiday lights. More details at www.shelburnefalls.com.

Please contact us if you would like any further information on any of these events, or to be informed of any changes in our schedule.


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