The Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum

                      Located in the Depot Hill Historic Preservation District

                “ Honoring Veterans & Celebrating Railroad Heritage ! “

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       305 SOUTH 2ND STREET, RED OAK IOWA  51566  (photo credit Drew Powers)

            Plan Your Visit – FREE admission   |   Overview & Mission

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                          OPEN for regular hours, beginning Monday, 01 MAR 2021.
                                 10 am to 12 noon, Monday thru Friday.

                          Prior to visiting, please call 712.623.6048
                    to confirm the Depot and Museum is
                         open, on any day of your visit.


                           For tours or events by appointment:
       Call Jolene Crawford at 712-621-9099 to make an appointment
                to see the Museum and Depot, or schedule an event.  
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Thanks to Lynn Adams for the presentation, and attendees, 
                          for the Special Event at the Depot, on 28 FEB 2021.

                Lynn Adams, a Founder of Save Our Depot, Inc, presented
                  a history of the Depot, Museum, the Railroad in SW Iowa,
                       Military Personnel serving in WWII, and of Red Oak

                                    and Montgomery County in general.

                                    
                    The event recording will be available on this website.
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                                  Thank you, visitors from around the region,
                      for visiting the Depot & Museum, during

                                                                      Red Oak Junction Days,
                  sesquicentennial + 1, in 2020 !


                                                           CLICK HERE FOR THE 2020 FLYER  (.pdf)

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                               UPCOMING!  Visit the Depot & Museum during

                                         Red Oak Junction Days, in 2021 !

                              Thursday thru Sunday, June  24th thru 27th, 2021
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           The community is always welcome to view
           the beauty of the restoration of the Depot,
         built in the early 1900’s, restored and placed
     on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1999.

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A portion of Fountain Square Memorial Park, Red Oak, Iowa  USA

                   Flights of Honor
was exhibited in Red Oak during the week of
                  11 NOV 2020.  Hundreds of photos provided opportunities for
                   veterans to re-live their experiences, and for family members,
                    volunteers and patriots of all ages to reminisce and educate
             others about the importance of thanking and honoring our veterans.  
                      Thanks to veterans, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees.

                        Info:  https://www.patrioticproductions.org

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      “… as historical records dating from the 1700s show,
every 10 to 40 years the world suffers a global flu pandemic,
                the result of a major antigenic drift.

       The virus mutates so much that the human body
         no longer recognizes it and is left defenseless.

The resulting epidemic spreads faster than scientists can isolate,
produce and distribute a vaccine.  This is what happened in 1918.


   Read about how the U.S. lost 675,000 people to the
         Spanish flu in 1918 - more casualties than
        World War I, World War II, the Korean War

               and the Vietnam War combined.  
(3 pp, .pdf)


             Stories from letters by World War I soldiers,
                 experiencing the 1918-1919 Pandemic

                     Century-old lessons from the 1918 Pandemic
                             during World War I


    "Both [influenza and coronavirus] can be tackled with
    social distancing.   Physically separating people who are
    sick
is a technique that's been around for centuries, long
    before people understood the germ theory of disease.
"



                Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Implemented
              During the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic 
(12pp, .pdf)

    
  What the 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches us about
                       the Coronavirus Pandemic 
(.mp3  /  50 minutes)


     "More [AEF] soldiers died fighting a virus than from
      German shells, gas, or bullets during World War I."
              Gold Star Gazette, 4th Quarter 2020,
                    Iowa Gold Star Museum
(3pp, .pdf)

      "1918 would go down as unforgettable year
         of suffering and death and yet of peace" 
(6pp, .pdf)
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                   Flu Epidemic of 1918 video presentation
                    by Dr Amahia Mallea, Drake University 
(0.5 hour)
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From the 1918 Pandemic to a Flu Vaccine
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           Some highlights of the Depot

       #  Displays of World War II memorabilia 

   highlighting the story of the greatest sacrifice

   made by the residents of Montgomery County;

       #  Kitchen with displays of the Depot through the years;
 

       #  Research Library Room containing magazines, diaries,
           and books, related to the military and railroads.  
           Also, art prints from the Murphy Calendar Company,
          and photos from the Depot restoration project.
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                                 The Depot is available for
                         for docent-led and self-guided
tours,
            utilization of the Research Library, and for meetings,

                        receptions, and gatherings of all kinds. 

 

                  Click on the above “Plan Your Visit” for details.

 

                                                       

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         Honoring Citizen-Soldiers on the War Fronts, Home Fronts,
              & Keeping the Peace, from 1861 to the present day
                                   and thru the 21st Century.

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                 Celebrating Railroads in Montgomery County,
                                          Iowa, and the region

                                                                              
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