Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research is working to drive foot traffic into the restored Nacogdoches Railroad Depot. Research associate Dr. Kelley Snowden said the Loblolly model train display will attract hundreds of visitors. She plans exhibits and speakers at the Depot throughout the year.
"We really want the Depot to be a vital part of the city of Nacogdoches," Snowden said. "Since the Depot has been so beautifully restored, we want people to come here and see this piece of their history."
The Loblolly railroad display will run through Dec. 14.
In February, an exhibit on segregation will chronicle its impact on transportation. Snowden said it will include original Depot blueprints showing how segregation worked in public spaces. She said the exhibit also will include oral histories of Nacogdoches African Americans who lived during segregation.