America’s leading scholars and federal judges join the Center for three panel discussions exploring the evolution of judicial independence from the Founding to today. This program is presented in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center and sponsored by John Aglialoro. Schedule of Events 9 - 9:45 a.m. — Judicial Independence and the Early Federal Courts 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. — Judicial...

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16th-Annual Antique Toy Train Show

The Museum of American History

Dec 13, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms. Vintage Plasticville buildings from the 1950s will further augment the display. Vegetation and auxiliary structures will give the platforms a traditional holiday appearance.

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The Night Before Christmas

Strasburg Rail Road

Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This very unique and special train recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. A reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, The Night Before Christmas, as the train rolls along. After the reading of the poem, passengers can enjoy a treat of milk and cookies.   Following the train ride, children are also treated to...

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