Art and acoustic guitars take over National Museum of Transportation to end September

An oft-overlooked institution tucked away in Kirkwood, the National Museum of Transportation (2933 Barrett Station Rd.) is offering up a pair of family-friendly activities to take advantage of the generally lovely late-September weather.

The festivities start Saturday, September 25th, with the Museum’s Plein Air event, where attendees can watch artists compete for cash prizes as they paint the Museum’s many interesting artifacts en plein air—that is, outdoors. The event runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The fun continues on Sunday, September 26th, with the Acoustic Music Fest. Founded in 2019, the rain-or-shine event features a lineup of acoustic musicians plus crafts, food trucks, and two—count ‘em, two!—car shows, the Oldsmobile Fun Show and the Orphan Car show. The event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with the car shows running only until 2:00pm. The music lineup features:

  • 11:00am: Evergreen
  • 12:00pm: Cowboy Randy Erwin
  • 1:00pm: Dusty James & Abalone Pearl
  • 2:00pm: The Glorypickers
  • 3:00pm: The Peoples

Tickets for each event are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, visit | Jason Green

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