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New Railroad Museum Opening at Bristol Village

Recent News | October 23, 2019

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National Church Residences is hosting a celebration for the opening of the new Bristol Village Railroad Museum! The museum is an extension of the existing Model Train House, which opened in 2012.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. The celebration will include refreshments and a tour of the new museum. Please RSVP by calling 800-223-9766. The Railroad Museum is located at Bristol Village, 339 Robin Road, Waverly, Ohio 45690.

Speakers include:

  • National Church Residences, President & CEO Mark Ricketts
  • Waverly Mayor Greg Kempton
  • Bristol Village Resident Association Chair, Darla Roseberry Chair
  • Bristol Village Executive Council Vice Chairman, Jerry Flegal

Both museums are run by residents living at Bristol Village, some of which are former railroad workers who are part of the Scioto Valley Model Railroad Club. Several other village residents are involved in the operations, too. The garden club maintains the grounds outside the building, which includes an extension of the model train display complete with tracks and running trains. The woodworking club built many of the displays throughout the museum, which represent every model train scale from small to large. Some of the smaller layouts are confined to a single table, while others travel between rooms. The contents of the model train house are constantly changing.

The Model Train House is open to the public for tours every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m., except for holidays.


National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 25 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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