A diverse assembly of motor vehicles is coming to the Lehnis Railroad Museum this weekend, March 17 to 19.
“Wheels That Move the World” will feature over 25 vehicles from the military, law enforcement, agriculture, construction and railroad industries. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 5 and up. Younger children are free.
Beverly Norris is the curator of the Lehnis Railroad Museum. She said the vehicles will park on the street in front of the museum, and that firefighters, police officers, soldiers and paramedics will be on hand to answer questions about their trucks. “The National Guard will be having some vehicles,” Norris said, “and of course we’ve got our neighbors there at the fire station. They’re going to have a couple of fire trucks backed out.
“We’re going to close the street off here between the fire station and here,” she said.
Norris said the event will also include adult-sized big wheels for the older attendees, as well as four-wheelers, TxDOT vehicles, ambulances, street sweepers, dump trucks and tractors. “Just things that we don’t always get to see up close,” Norris said. “It’ll be a chance to see some of that big heavy equipment.”
There will also be food trucks on hand with snacks and refreshments.
The annual Lone Star Fair & Expo will be running concurrently with “Wheels That Move the World,” and Norris encouraged visitors will attend both events, held just blocks away from each other. “We’re hoping there will be a real good flow between the two,” Norris said. “It’ll just be one more thing that people can come to see and do.”
The inside of the Lehnis Museum will also be open with a telegraph exhibit and touchable tools from the early railroad days. The museum’s mini-train will be running, with rides available for $2 per person.
The museum can be reached for more information at 325-643-6376. It is located at 700 E. Adams St. in Brownwood, across the street from the Depot Civic & Cultural Center.