- Summer 2013
- School Programs
- Plan a Visit
- Walk In Programs
- Birthday Parties
- Special Requests
- Archived Projects and Programs
- Archived Designs
- Join Our Email List
The Eli Whitney Museum's annual hands on exhibition of American Flyer Trains opens Friday November 25th at noon. Classic toy trains produced by New Haven's A.C. Gilbert Company that still run beautifully after 50 years.The trains will run on Saturdays from 10 – 3 and Sunday from 12 – 5. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Special hours December 26th through the 29th, 12 – 5pm.
Wooden trains to construct: $9
American Flyer Curator: Walter Zawalich
Principal Artist: Hunter Nesbitt Spence, EWM Staff.
Principal Model Maker: Mike Dunn
A.C. Gilbert purchased, redesigned and produced American Flyer trains relatively late in his career. It was also relatively late in the history of American railroads. Airports and highways were reshaping American geography. Gilbert’s trains recollected past power and glory of rail. Gilbert's trains recollected the power and glory of his life. Our Holiday Train Exhibit will follow that journey.