Rotating exhibits expand the interest of Clintonians and visitors alike. Exhibits may be related to trains and railways, but additional topics of interest will be included.
The Olde Towne Depot is a replica of three historic depots that stood in clinton. Along with serving as a meeting and gathering space, the Olde Towne Depot will display rail-related pieces that showcase our community’s rich history.
Model Train and diorama
This display was made possible by the Arts Council of Clinton, Lucky Osborn, and the Central Mississippi Model Railroad Association.
The model train diorama will rotate throughout the year. Currently on display is “1875,” a diorama depicting Clinton in 1875 with accurate representation of buildings and the start of the Clinton Riot. Buildings, people, and events featured include:
Clinton Methodist Church
Senator Charles Caldwell
The Clinton Riot
A HO-scale model train fitting for the era circles the scene.
Donated by Clintonian Dr. Sam Gore, the telegraph was recovered before the last depot was demolished.
Donated by Lt. Col Cliff Rushing, Fire Chief Jeff Blackledge, and Elwood Ratliff, these lanterns were waved to send commands to the conductor and direct traffic on the railways.
Depot by the Rails
A beautiful watercolor painting by commercial artist Ralph Adcock, donated by the artist’s family.
Originally from the train depot in D’Lo Mississippi, benches like this were used all across the country.
In addition to these, the Olde Towne Depot houses paintings, photos, and railroad equipment donated by the wonderful citizens of our community. Be sure to come by and see us soon!