Model train show chugging into Burke -
Published Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 9:37 am
Model train show chugging into Burke

Model train group to give sets to kids

Think 13 is an unlucky number? Think again: The Western Heritage Division of the National Model Railroad Association will give away 13 train sets to children 12 and younger during Saturday and Sunday’s 2013 Model Train Show and Swap Meet.

The 13 sets are complete with track, engine, cars and a power supply, so they are suitable for children starting their first model train experience.

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Omaha Burke High School. Ten operating layouts will be available for viewing and operating. Vendors will have items for sale.

Admission is $7 per adult, and children younger than 12 get in free. A family pass, which includes children up to age 17, is $20. Save $1 on single admission when you bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the local food bank.

To learn more, visit

1913 Easter tornado focus of Sunday talk

The Frank & Velma Johnson Ralston Archives Museum will offer a program on the 1913 Easter tornado, during which Ralston was nearly ruined, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Museum House, 5615 Woodlawn Ave. in Ralston.

Mike Tobias of NET News has researched the 1913 tornado and produced the documentary “Devil Clouds: Tornadoes Strike Nebraska.” He will show a portion of the documentary, talk about the tornado and his research, and answer questions.

Seating is limited; call Jan Gorman at 402-331-1657 or Lauralee Grabe at 402-331-6032 to reserve a seat.

Free star party Friday at museum

The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an “Astronomy Day Star Party” on Friday. Starting at 8 p.m., Omaha Astronomical Society members will set up dozens of large telescopes to observe the night sky.

The event is free and open to all.

Refreshments will be served inside the museum, which is located at exit 426 off Interstate 80 between Omaha and Lincoln. For more information, visit

Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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