The Appleton Trolley Museum and Railway has been awarded
a grant from the Community Foundation with most of the funds coming from the Keller Structures account. The money will be used to construct loading platforms which include ramps for the handicapped. A new educational program called Seniors and Kids is to be launched after the platform is built. The concept is to blend a social studies or history class with members of assisted living homes for a day riding the trolley car at the museum.
The school children will learn firsthand what life was like in the early 20th century when everyone took trolleys to work, shopping, church and play. An interactive discussion will take place aboard the train with questions and answers about early transportation, city and rural life.
For more information please contact the museum president Tom McNeely.