The is back online.
After facing devastation at the hands of museum offiicals will reopen some 2,500 feet of its historic rail line with a special ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday beginning at 9:45 a.m.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting will be held as part of the museum's first-ever "."
Last summer, : damaging 95% of the cars in the museum’s collection and half the length of its line. This led to the rail line's closure since last fall.
Repairing the Damage
Over the past 10 months, however, volunteers at the have been the damage.
Museum officials reported that with the help of "a generous donation" of stone from Tilcon — "transported generously" by Eleitus Trucking — and , the museum has repaired the damaged portion of its line in time for the .
Representatives from Tilcon, FEMA, and the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will be joining the museum for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its success.
In addition, museum officials said they are "grateful for the support" of East Haven Mayor and Branford First Selectman Unk DaRos in securing the necessary funding and supporting the museum’s mission.
The two mayors have both issued proclamations declaring June 9, 2012 "Trolley Day" in East Haven and Branford. First Selectman DaRos and Mayor Maturo will read their respective town’s proclamations at the Saturday's ceremony.
Walk for the Rails
Following the short ceremony, the museum the to support the organization’s efforts to protect and preserve its collection will begin.
Members of the community and their friends and family will walk the museum grounds. After the walk, participants can spend the day at the museum: there will be entertainment, concessions, and trolley rides.