In the wake of the ever-spreading pandemic that is COVID-19, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s annual RailFest has been postponed.

The event, initially scheduled for March 28, will now take place May 16.

“We are currently following the Fort Bend recommendation of postponing or canceling gatherings of 250 people or more,” museum staff announced in a statement. “Accordingly, we are postponing our upcoming RailFest.”

In the past, more than 1,000 visitors have come from all across the area to attend RailFest.

Museum staff is asking vendors and participants in any scheduled program for RailFest to email for refunding.

Additionally, tickets purchased for RailFest will be honored at the postponed date. Hobdy said she is looking forward to this event as it kicks off the museum’s busy spring and summer season.

All the proceeds from the event go directly to museum operations.

As of this week, the museum will closed until April 1.

“For visitors’ health and safety, we have increased the frequency with which we disinfect surfaces throughout our buildings and exhibits,” the statement added. “Please assist us in this endeavor with thorough hand washing. “In addition, we respectfully request that visitors be courteous to other guests and our staff and delay their visit to the museum, and participation in museum programs if they, their children or others in the family are experiencing possible illness.”

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