There will be a celebration of the “Empire Builder,” Jim Hill, and the history of the railroad in the northwest on Memorial Day weekend at Heritage Funeral Home.
Bring your own chairs to enjoy musical entertainment at the Cross of Inspiration on Greenwood Memorial Terrace Sun., April 24.
River City Modelers will be putting together a railroad layout, and there will also be displays of railroad memorabilia to peruse. Jim Hill headed the Great Northern Railway, which served the northern Midwest, the Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest. He earned his nickname due to both the size of the region covered by his railroads and the enormous economic influence he had not only in that region, but the entire country.
Railroads aren’t the only mode of transportation that will be featured, either, so you can check out the aerospace display if that’s more your speed. And did you know that Carroll Shelby built 654 small-block Cobras and around 350 big-block ones between 1962 and 1968? If you thrive on that kind of automobile trivia, you’ll probably enjoy the antique and classic car display, too.
There will also be a veterans’ display honoring those who have served the country in uniform.
Refreshments will be offered in the reception room, and their cost is included in the price of $12 for Sinto Senior Activity Center members and $17 for non-members. The event starts at 1:30 and will run until 8 p.m.
Heritage Funeral Home is located at 211 N. Government Way in Spokane. Contact Sinto’s tour organizer, Christal Florin, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the center’s website to learn more about this and other events offered by the Sinto Senior Activity Center. It organizes a wide variety of onsite activities and fitness classes, as well as regular tours and events in the wider Spokane and Spokane Valley area.