The Marshall Steam Museum hosts its second annual Easter Egg Hunt at Auburn Heights Preserve on Saturday, April 7, from noon to 3pm. Visitors can meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and sample free popcorn from a vintage steam-powered popper.
The Easter Egg Hunt will kick off at 1pm and is designed for children ages 10 and under. There will be three separate areas: for children age 4 and under, age 5 to 7 and age 8 to 10. More than 1,500 brightly colored plastic eggs containing treats and prizes will be hidden on the lawn surrounding the Auburn Heights mansion, with a golden egg (containing a special prize) in each area.
Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 2–12 and free for children under 2. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Auburn Heights Preserve, operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve in partnership with Delaware State Parks, features the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, plus two 1930s Packards, a 1909 White steamer, and a 1916 Rauch and Lang electric car. The mission of FAHP is to educate the public firsthand about an American way of life that flourished at the dawn of the automotive age and to preserve historic steam automobile technology by teaching the practical skills of operating and maintaining steam cars.
For more information, call the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve office at 302.239.2385 or visit the website.