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RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND
ACQUIRES HISTORIC 1926 SETH THOMAS CLOCK

 
RMNE Hosting Reception To Celebrate “Homecoming”
 
THOMASTON, CT – January 7, 2018 – The Railroad Museum of New England (RMNE) recently acquired a 1926 Seth Thomas Register No. 2 clock and is hosting a reception to celebrate the “homecoming” at the Thomaston Railroad Station on Saturday, January 13th, from 3:30pm-5:30pm. The public is invited.
 
The Number 2 Regulator is an historic clock that was produced in Thomaston for 90 years, starting from before the Civil War.  What makes it meaningful to the Museum is that this type of clock was the standard for railroad stations throughout America. A countless number of Seth Thomas clocks were built and shipped from the Thomaston Station to the rest of the country and the world. This acquisition will help the Museum to educate visitors about the importance of trains, standard time, and clocks to the history of our society and economy.
 
The Museum had been searching for this type of clock when John Springer, a volunteer and retired Amtrak locomotive engineer, found one while on a fishing trip in Montana last August. Springer was visiting the family of a recently deceased friend, Ron Losee, M.D., when he discovered that Dr. Losee had possessed a Seth Thomas Register Number 2 clock that was built in Thomaston in 1926. The family generously donated the clock to the museum “In memory of Ron Losee, M.D. friend of John Springer.” 
 
The American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol assisted the RMNE and arranged for a volunteer, Mel Brown, to clean and tune up the mechanism. Patrick Hunt of Collinsville Restoration refinished the mahogany woodwork back to its original sheen. The clock is now mounted on the west wall of the Thomaston Station.
 
The RMNE is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the RMNE is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through its educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad. The museum concept is more than artifacts. It is also a story of the region and the development of society around the railroad. The museum is located at the landmark Thomaston Station, on 242 East Main Street in Thomaston, Connecticut. The RMNE owns and operates the Naugatuck Railroad.
 
For scheduled trains, birthday parties, and corporate events, contact the RMNE to find out how the Thomaston Station and the Naugatuck Railroad can offer you a unique experience.
 
More information about the Railroad Museum of New England can be found at: rmne.org.

Media Contact: Railroad Museum of New England – Steve Casey, info@rmne.org, 860.716.4854


EdAdvance Job Fair

EdAdvance, the nonprofit Regional Educational Service Center serving western CT, will hold a Job Fair at its Litchfield office, 355 Goshen Road, on Tuesday, January 23rd.
The agency has current full-time and part-time openings in several of its educational and community services programs.
Detailed job information and applications will be available at the event, which runs from 10 AM to 1 PM and from 4 PM to 6 PM.

Visit edadvance.org to learn more or contact Human Resources at 860-567-0863.


COCKTAILS & CANVASES @ INTERLAKEN INN

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:00 PM 8:00 PM 18:00 20:00
Interlaken Inn

Grab your friends and come join us for a fun and creative night out! We provide all the materials and supplies and give step by step instructions so that you go home with your very own masterpiece. Perfect for date night, parties and more. No experience required! BYOB.

Terms and Conditions: No refunds, but we can offer a gift certificate for a future class if you contact us at least 12 hours before the class start time.

Cost $35

Register online at Cocktails & Canvases @ 99 Restraunt