Learn about the history of the railway in Painesville and how a group of dedicated volunteers are working to preserve it during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at our Main Branch.
The first Painesville station was built in 1850 and replaced with the current brick and sandstone station in 1893.
The Painesville Railroad Museum is in the process of restoring the station back to its glory. These volunteers have spent more than $60,000 for the restoration in the last four years.
Tom Pescha, the museum’s vice president, will present a short history of the Painesville Depot and the railroads it served at the library. His talk is free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.