Heritage Park Receives Railroad Preservation Award

Heritage Park Receives Railroad Preservation Award [PHOTOS]

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Henderson Heritage & Tourism received the John Conant Railroad Preservation Award from the Great Plains Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society. 

Randy Ratzlaff who spearheaded the construction of the replica Henderson Depot at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park accepted the award at their banquet in Grand Island on Sunday, May 1. He gave a presentation about the Heritage Park describing the history, planning, and building of the replica depot.

Guest speaker at the banquet was Adam Auxier who is the president of Altiplano Rail Tours and manages the N & W No. 611 Excursions which are private rail tours throughout Virginia.

In other news for Heritage Park, due to its selection of being a stop in the Nebraska Passport program this summer, Heritage Park received it’s first participant visitor pictured below.

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Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park had its first Passport visitor last week. Pictured is Bill from Omaha with Heritage Park volunteer Inez Hiebner.

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