A Railroad Runs Through It: The Life Lessons of Walt Disney

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July 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum as they hold this special event that takes a deep look at the Disney family and the connection to trains and railroading with Disney historian Michael Campbell.

Michael Campbell’s presentation will showcase how the passion for railroading influenced the life and work of Walt Disney. Through rare images, artifacts and first-hand accounts, participants will see how determination and creativity helped Walt Disney triumph over challenges … inspiring the audience to find that in themselves.

In addition, a temporary exhibit featuring items from Mr. Campbell’s personal collection of railroading and Disney memorabilia will be on display at the museum. The exhibit will open to the public late June and be on view until July 29, 2024.

Price: $75, (Includes a pass to Friday’s Event). Website to purchase tickets: https://fnsrm.wildapricot.org/event-5763083

For more information: Cristol Digangi (775) 687-6953 x233 cdigangi@nevadaculture.org

About the Speaker:

Michael Campbell’s is currently the President of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society and a Board Member Emeritus of the Carolwood Foundation, the non-profit organization that maintains and operates Walt Disney’s Barn in Griffith Park. Exhibitions celebrating Walt’s love of trains, planned and prepared by Campbell, were showcased at the California State Railroad Museum in 2002 and at the Disney Gallery in 2012. Campbell has presented talks about Walt and railroading for many groups, including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Pixar Animation Studios, and various schools, charities and railroad organizations. Recently, he was the Project Director for the Carolwood Foundation’s project to acquire, restore, and preserve the Wells Fargo Combine: Walt’s favorite car from his Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad passenger train. In 2008, Campbell—in collaboration with Walt’s daughter Diane Disney Miller, and her son Walter Elias Disney Miller—assisted in the creation of railroad-related content on view in The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. He returned in 2015 to curate an expansive exhibition, “All Aboard! A Celebration of Walt’s Trains.” He currently hosts the You Tube series “Once Upon a Train.”


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