Annual Events

GPD participated in their first Tucson Festival of Books in 2019. That year we volunteers brought along a small portable N scale layout and many books to sell. We quickly discovered our little train was far more popular than our books. So in preparation for the March, 2020 festival, GPD members built a much larger portable O scale layout and several important books to display.

Of course, Gadsden Pacific sponsors an annual train trade show and swap meet every November (above).  This year’s is November 8th and 9th.

Our Polar Express Night is a family event on the first Saturday in December. That would be December 7th, 2019. We show the film and provide activities and food for all who visit us that evening. Of course, the trains will be running, and the whole museum will be decorated for the holidays.

Our Special Needs Open House Day offers an opportunity for any school, day program, or adult program that serves children and/or adults with special needs to come enjoy our museum and see toy trains running on 8 indoor layouts.  There is no charge.  For details and contact information, click here.