The North Carolina Transportation Museum is pleased to offer a unique
educational opportunity for home-schooled students with its Home School Day
on April 16, 2010. Home-schooled families are invited to visit the museum to
enjoy a ride on our on-site train and participate in workshops on a variety
of transportation topics. Worksheets will be provided so please bring a
pencil with you!

Students will participate in five available workshops, led by museum staff
and volunteer educators in period costumes. A list of planned workshops is
enclosed. Participation in Home School Day is $8.00 per person (children and
adults), and includes the train and turntable ride.

Participants must register for the day by April 12, 2010 by emailing me at
<mailto:brian.moffitt%40ncdcr.gov> [email protected] with your name,
address, and number of participants. If you belong to a larger Home School
Association and more than one family wants to attend, please register
everyone from that association at one time. Home School Day check-in is at
8:30 a.m. at the Barber Junction Visitor's Center. Please bring a picnic
lunch. Shelters are available on-site.

The N.C. Transportation Museum is located in Spencer, N.C., in historic
Spencer Shops, once the main repair site for Southern Railway's steam
locomotives. Highlights of the site include:
¨ The 37-stall Roundhouse, the largest such structure in the Southeast,
where minor repairs were done, which now houses a collection of locomotives,
other rail cars, and exhibits on the railroad and Spencer Shops.
¨ The Flue Shop, where flues (hollow tubes used in steam engines) were
manufactured, which now houses the Bumper to Bumper automobile exhibit.
¨ The Master Mechanic's Office, the office area for the shops, which now
houses the Wagon, Wheels, and Wings exhibit area, the Gift Station, and
administrative offices.

The museum is just minutes from I-85, exit 79, and within about an hour of
Charlotte, Greensboro, or Winston-Salem. Just follow the brown directional
signs from the exit.
We are excited about offering this special opportunity just for
Home-schooled families and hope you will be able to join us. If you have any
questions please call Brian Moffitt at (704)636-2889 at ext. 257 or by email
at [email protected]

Home School Day Schedule

8:30am
Welcome (check-in and Site Orientation)

9:30am–12:00
Workshops and Turntable Ride
Traveling By Wagon
Flight
The Automobile
Traveling By Train
Transportation in North Carolina during the Roarin' 20's
Museum Video and Turntable Ride

12:00pm-1:00
Lunch (Please Bring a Picnic Lunch)

1:00pm
Train Ride

1:30-5:00
Free Time: Feel free to visit areas of the museum that you didn't get to see
before and visit the Gift Shop.

5:00pm
Museum and Exhibits Close