Train Show and Quilt Auction at Museum of Creativity

Museum of Creativity

Good Ol’ Days Train Show and Quilt Auction Fundraiser

Friday, June 3rd & Saturday, June 4th

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GOOD OL’ DAYS TRAIN SHOW

Train clubs from the SEK and KC area are bringing their model trains to set up at the Museum of Creativity for the Good Ol’ Days weekend celebration on June 3rd and 4th. Downtown Fort Scott comes alive for the weekend with a parade, kid attractions, and dozens of cute little treasure booths on main street.

We are located just a block off Main St. on the corner of 1st and National, where we will have model trains for sale as well as handcrafted items in our gift shop. There will be experienced model train engineers to learn from while you watch the trains chug along the tracks and play the I-Spy game. You might even see Thomas and his friends in our little train theater. Don’t forget to stroll through Barbie World to discover the amazing details in those displays too.

Contact us to buy your tickets today @ $5 each or 12 for $50.

$3/person suggested entrance at the door

This is a family friendly event with fun for all ages! It will be an escape from the weather, a place to use the facilities and rest from all the excitement downtown. The kids can get energy out on our geo dome and ninja course while you all enjoy a cheap $3 meal with a hot dog, soda and chips.

QUILT AUCTION FUNDRAISER

We will also be having a Quilt Auction Fundraiser. This will include silent auction items and a live auction starting at 2:30 (in person and via Facebook Live). After the live auction we will be drawing the raffle winner of the amazing Kansas inspired quilt dedicatedly crafted by Carolyn Sadler and Lorina Bowman.

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 Purpose of the Fundraiser

The Museum of Creativity is located in an old historic building in Downtown Fort Scott, Kansas. In the 100 years since its creation no one has made handicap access to the building. There are 5 steps up to the front door at 102 S. National Ave. Then there are 6 more steps right inside the door.

We see dedicated moms struggling to get strollers up the steps. We see those with aching knees slowly navigate themselves upward on the many stairs. We would like to make their experience more pleasant and allow access for those that are not able to even attempt to visit us.

Our plan is to put a ramp on the outside of the building and install a chair elevator inside to replace half of the wide staircase in our front lobby. We are considering alternative plans also but any attempt at building handicap access is a huge, expensive project.

As a non-profit 501(c)3 institution we rely on generous people like yourself to donate their time, money and/or materials towards our goals. ALL proceeds from this event are going into the Handicap access fund we have started. We already have $1500 in this fund from our Yard Sale fundraiser on May 6th and 7th but we have a goal of $15,000 to cover the cost of equipment, materials and construction.

If you are not able to come visit in person you can contact us to buy raffle tickets and participate in our live auction online. As always, you can donate online through this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/fort-scott-ks-children039s-museum?

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