12/13: Christmas Open House at the Ratcliffe

The Friends of the Ratcliffe invites everyone to a Christmas Open House/Book Signing at the Ratcliffe Transportation Museum Thursday December 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn about the museum and the history of Pulaski including its railroad heritage.

Refreshments will feature desserts by Lindy Mann. Santa Claus will be a special guest for young and old so be sure to bring your Christmas list and your cameras for this special and unique setting for Santa Claus. Bluegrass music will be provided by the pickers from the Thursday night jam session. The Museum gift shop will be open to browse for unique Christmas gifts including a children’s toy train and a children’s book about a Christmas tree that loved trains.

Also at the gift shop is Jay Turner’s book Fading Memories of Pulaski, Virginia (paperback edition). The author will be present to sign your copy of his book. Other local authors such as Michael Abraham, Chasing the Powhatan Arrow and poet Kevin McDaniel (Bluefield College), At the foot of the Mountain will be present to sign their books.

Jerry L. Haynes, A Cotton Mill Town Christmas, John B. White, and Joe Tennis (various books on SWVA) have been invited. Previously signed copies of former major league relief pitcher Billy Wagner’s book, A Way Out will be for sale.

The Ratcliffe Transportation Museum is located at 51 Commerce St. across the street from the historic Railroad Station in Downtown Pulaski. For information call the Ratcliffe Transportation Museum at 540-980- 2307.