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Depot Dispatch Newsletter — Summer 2018

Read up on happenings and new attractions at our jewel of a train station and museum. In this issue, learn about: Our latest fun for kids — a toy train table in our Visitor Center. Kids don’t need to be told twice to jump in start working on the railroad. Which famed animal made a surprise visit to our Bunny Express celebration. And what Ben Franklin might have thought about our free […]

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Our Latest Newsletter – the Depot Dispatch, March 2018

It’s back after a year-long hiatus — the much beloved and storied Goleta Depot Dispatch. Starting in 1981 and edited by museum director Gray Coombs, the Dispatch has documented the many momentous occasions in the life of our museum, as it has grown from a newborn baby into the proud but growing community institution that it is today. In the latest issue, learn the news about: Our ambitious plans to create a […]

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Help Us Make History Come to Life!

The Goleta Depot was built in 1901, rescued from neglect and moved to its current location as the result of a huge grassroots effort in the late 1970’s.  Today, the Goleta Depot is the gem of the South Coast Railroad Museum’s collection.  Sites with historic value like this are rare in the U.S., and so are opportunities for children to experience history, versus just reading about it.  The Museum’s goal is to keep […]

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