Datebook: June 5 - First Orient Express Departs 130 Years Ago

Jun 5, 2013

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On this day in 1883, the luxurious 'Express d'Orient' leaves Paris for Vienna for her official maiden trip. The route has changed several times between 1883 and 2009 (when it ended operation) but the primary destination was Paris to Istanbul. One time there was a Murder on the Orient Express...

It’s Wednesday, June 5

This Saturday, kids are invited to Story Hour at the Paducah Railroad Museum for Amy Blewett’s presentation of “Owney, the Mail Pouch Pooch.” Games and crafts are also offered. Presentations are at 11, 1, and 3. The museum is located at 200 Washington Street across from the Carson Four Rivers Center.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will offer family-friendly, hands-on activities Saturday from 9 to 4 during the annual Family Fun Archaeology Day. Activities include Native American-style games and storytelling, as well as making pottery and cornshuck dolls. For details call 335-3681.

Angels Attic Thrift Shop seeks donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; furniture; appliances; household items; and toys. Sale proceeds benefit the Angels Community Clinic, which provides healthcare to the working uninsured in Calloway County. Bring donations to 972 Chestnut Street Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5 or call 762-0505 for pickup.

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