May 06, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Railroad Museum Featured on May "Know Your Parks"

The Railroad Historical Museum of Springfield is now open for the 2010 season and is the focal point of the May episode of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s “Know Your Parks” television show.

The show airs on Mediacom Connections Channel 22 and is also streaming online at http://bit.ly/KYPMay.

The May episode gives an inside look at the Railroad Museum and its four cars, located in Grant Beach Park, 1300 N. Grant St. The program also features the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield-Henderson Unit, along with the new Hovey House, both also located in Grant Beach Park. A list of upcoming events ends the program.

The Railroad Museum is open from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturdays now through October. Group tours are available by appointment. The museum is always free to tour for all ages. Call 417-865-6829 or visit www.rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com for more information.

“Know Your Parks” shows are available at 7 p.m., Fridays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month on Mediacom Channel 22. The show also re-airs on CityView, Mediacom channel 80, the City’s government channel throughout the month. Visit www.springfieldmo.gov/cityview for a monthly schedule. Viewers also can find the program on the Park Board’s homepage at www.parkboard.org or on Mediacom’s Video on Demand.

For more information, media contact: Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, 417-874-2176; or Corey Riggs, Mediacom Connections Director, 417-875-5537.