Nice turnout for the first week of
HGA members saw a nice turnout on a rainy Saturday, December 3, for "Christmas at the Train Station". Children enjoyed Santa and everyone enjoyed the museum displays, model trains, and refreshments. Everyone is invited the next two Saturdays (12/10 from Noon to 2 PM and 12/17 from 5-7 PM) for additional Christmas enjoyment. A car show provided by County Seat Cruisers will be an added enjoyment on Saturday, December 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission is free and all are invited. A nice buffet by Marilyn's Catering will be available on Saturday, December 17 from 5-7 PM.
Return Day Open Houses were a big hit!
HGA collaborated with the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce to hold an Open House at the Georgetown train Station on Thursday, November 10. A large number of people stopped by to celebrate Return Day and enjoy a delicious brunch provided by "My Turn to Cook". HGA is proud to have been a part of helping to revive and preserve the Return Day celebration.
"Christmas At The Train Station 2022"- Saturday, 12/3 Noon to 2 PM;Saturday 12/10 Noon to 2 PM; and Saturday 12/17 5-7PM
Please join HGA in celebrating this sacred and joyous time of year for "Christmas at the Train Station" The dates are: Saturday December 3 and 10 from Noon to 2 PM and Saturday December 17 from 5 to 7 PM. Santa will be there to give out gifts to the kids, light refreshments will be available, Christmas music will fill the air, and visitors can enjoy the model trains and museum pieces. Georgetown's First Fire House will also be open across the street for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can also enjoy a car show next to Georgetown's First Fire House on the HGA complex on 12/10 from 10 Am to 2 PM. There is no charge and all are welcome. On Saturday, December 17 from 5-7 PM, visitors can enjoy a buffet provided by Marilyn's Catering. Come join us!
Return Day Open House
HGA and the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce are joining together to provide an open house on Thursday, November 10, from 10 AM to Noon at the Georgetown Train Station at 140 Layton Ave. "My Turn to Cook" will provide brunch type food, so come join us before you head off the the Return Day parade. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.
HGA Founder Carlton R. Moore, Sr., passes away.
Historic Georgetown Association Founder, Carlton R. Moore, Sr. passed peacefully at his home on Monday, September 19. Carlton formed the organization in 1993 and was involved until recent years. Services will be at St. Johns Methodist Church near Georgetown on Friday, September 23. Visitation from 9 AM to 11 AM with a graveside service at 11 AM. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Georgetown Train Station complex at noon located at 140 Layton Avenue.
Many people gather to remember Toby Givens
A Celebration of Life was held at the Historic Georgetown Association complex on Saturday, September 3. Approximately 130 friends and family gathered to honor the life of HGA Charter member, Ralph A. "Toby" Givens. HGA appreciates the Givens family requesting that this Celebration of Life be held at the complex where Toby had been involved since 1993. He will always be remembered and a plaque was placed in the garden area of the Train Station honoring Toby for his years of service to HGA.
1st Annual HGA Car Show
Historic Georgetown Association had its 1st Annual Car Show in cooperation with the County Seat Cruisers on Saturday, September 10.
Family enjoys ride on Lil Toot, driven by HGA treasurer Michael Digiacoma at the August Open House
Station 77 celebrates 100th Anniversary of La France fire truck
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, members and supporters of the Georgetown Fire Company Station 77, along with HGA, celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the delivery of the first motorized fire fighting truck to the Georgetown Train Station. The new La France fire truck arrived by train to the Georgetown Train Station of August 26, 1922. Several pictures are here for your enjoyment. They were taken in front of the First Fire House on the HGA complex. HGA is proud to support Station 77 in their dedicated efforts to keep our area safe.
Toby Givens Celebration of Life event-September 3 at Noon
There will be a Celebration of Life for Charter member Ralph A. "Toby" Givens on Saturday, September 3 at the Georgetown Train Station HGA complex. The ceremony begins at noon and all are welcome.
Exective Board meeting on 8/16 at 5 PM
The Executive Board will meet Tuesday August 16 at 5 PM instead of 8:30 AM in the Train Station. Visitors welcome.
Next Open House is July 2
Historic Georgetown Association will have its next Open house at the Train Station and First Fire House on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Hours will be from Noon to 2 PM and all are welcome. No Admission Charge
1st Annual HGA Car SHow
Historic Georgetown Association will hold its 1st annual car show on Saturday, September 10 from 9 AM to 2 PM. It is hosted by County Seat Cruisers and sponsored by Chesapeake Cabinetry, Georgetown, DE (302-663-0563). All are welcome and no admission charge
First Open House of 2022 a big success
HGA held its first open house for the Train Station and the First Fire House on Saturday, April 2 from Noon to 2 PM. Over 40 men, women, and children attended the event and enjoyed the museum displays, model trains, and free rides on Lil Toot. The next Open House will be Saturday, May 7 from Noon to 2 PM. All are welcome.
2022 Open House Dates
HGA will have the first of their Open Houses on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from noon to 2 PM. Other dates through the Spring and Summer are: Saturday, May 7; Saturday, June 4; Saturday, July 2; Saturday, August 6; and Saturday September 10. All dates will have a start time of Noon and end at 2 PM. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. Come see the model trains, museum displays and rides on Lil Toot.
Change of Executive Board meeting times
In order to allow more individuals to be able to attend the HGA Board meetings, we will now meet the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM. This will be for the months September through May. From June through August, we will meet the third Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Hopefully, this will be better for those who want to attend the meetings. All are welcome.
Scouts from Troop 95 Enjoy a Spin on "Lil Toot"