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The Railroad Museum is celebrating Black History Month today with a “Black on Tracks” ride-the-rails Saturday.  Ride the rails in vintage passenger coaches with red velvet seats and brass chandeliers pulled by an 1880′s steam locomotive, and explore the Museum’s collection of over 100 pieces of historic rolling stock, from cabooses and freight cars, to iconic diesel and steam locomotives that ran through Colorado.

Listen to re-enactors as they transport you back to the experiences, challenges and sometimes harsh realities faced by African Americans working and traveling on the railroads in Colorado.  View a special exhibit about Pullman porters, with unique artifacts from Colorado Railroad Museum collections.  Savor food from Kuechos. This caterer will be selling some traditional soul food options including Jamaican hush puppies and fried chicken wings. So bring your appetite and don’t miss the banana fitters.  Enjoy the celebrated sounds of African American classical, jazz and blues musicians like William Grant Still, Sidney Bechet, Ma Rainey, and Jelly Roll Morton, who once performed in Five Points neighborhood venues.  The museum will be open from 9-5, with trains running from 10-4.  Learn more….

The Jefferson Symphony will host a piano recital this afternoon from 4-6, featuring the winner of this year’s Young Artists Competition, 20-year-old Xuesha Hu.  This is a fund-raiser, and tickets are $50 per person.  The recital will be held in a beautiful private residence in Morrison.  Please call 303-278-4237 for tickets and more information.

State Senator Jeanne Nicholson and State Representative Sue Schafer will be at the Golden City Hall (911 10th St.) this morning at 10 for a Town Hall Meeting.