Dinner in the Diner

  • October 15, 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • On-line (via your web browser)

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Dinner in the Diner: A Look at Dining Car Collectibles" 

A longtime collector of railroad memorabilia, John Fowler will share his knowledge on the history and artifacts of America’s century-long experience with dining on a train. John is the recently retired Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a unique federal agency that promotes heritage conservation on a national level. In 2019 he published a book, “Silver in the Diner,” that is the definitive work on railroad dining car silverware. (See www.silverinthediner.com). His presentation will cover the history of railroad dining service and examine the china and silverware associated with it. Join us for this free monthly program. R

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The program is available via your web browser or via telephone.

  • Web Browser: Once you register, a link is provided for you to click to join the meeting at the appointed time. There is a chat room available for discussion during the program and to submit questions.  A microphone and web camera on your computer or tablet are not necessary for participation, thought they may be helpful if you want to interact directly during the question and answer session.  Please mute your microphone after connecting to minimize background noise. 
  • Telephone:  Once you register there are numbers provided for you to call in to at the appointed time.  If you do not have free or unlimited phone service there may be a charge.  Please mute your phone after connecting to minimize background noise.

Once you register instructions will be emailed to you on how to get on-line and participate. 

This will be a monitored, managed on-line session.



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