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Lexington - The National Heritage Museum launches February School Vacation Week with a weekend filled with model railroading fun.

The Northeast Ntrak Modular Railroad Club will be at the Museum Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 from noon to 5 p.m.

The Ntrack trains are smaller in size than traditional model trains, but are just as much fun. The layouts combine beautifully detailed modules with long trains running on the two main lines. In addition to the train weekend, the museum is presenting a host of other programming ranging from demonstrations to children’s workshops. Call 781-861-6559 for more information, or visit
February School Vacation Week Programs
N-Track Model Trains

Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, noon to 5 p.m.

Join the Northeast Ntrak Modular Railroad Club for a weekend of fun. $5/family (members); $7/family (non-members).

President’s Day Family Program
Monday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.

A rock is just a rock and a box is just a box, except in Roxaboxen. Loosely adapted from the book by the same name, this interactive performance invites children to recreate the place and people of Roxaboxen, where imagination reigns. Ages 6-10. $8/adult; $6/child (members); $10/adult; $8/child (non-members).
Colonial Kids
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m.

Join staff for some creative activities and fun stories as attendees explore what life was like for children in the 18th century. $3/child (members); $5/child (non-members).
Children’s Workshop
Box City
Wednesday, Feb, 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ever wish you could create your own city? Here’s your chance.

In Box City kids get their own “building permits” and become architects for a day. Using recycled materials, participants work alongside professional architects to create their own buildings and city spaces. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. Register by Friday, Feb. 15. $15 (members); $20 (non-members).
Mornings at the Museum
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m.

We sit on them, stand on them, and they come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Where would we be without chairs? Grab a seat as we read A Chair for My Mother. Afterwards, we’ll make our own piece of furniture. Ages 4 and under. $3/child (members); $5/child (non-members).
Game Day
Friday, Feb. 22, 12-4 p.m.

Challenge family and friends to a board game and see other toys and games throughout the Museum. Free.

The National Heritage Museum is dedicated to presenting exhibitions on a wide variety of topics in American history and popular culture. The museum is supported by the Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States.

The National Heritage Museum is located at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington, at the corner of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue. Admission and parking are free. For more information call 781-861-6559.
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