Train Tales

Every Friday morning at 10:30

Grab the kiddos and join us Fridays at 10:30 for Train Tales, a preschool story time about trains, engines, tracks, conductors, engineers, firemen, rails, hobos, stations, signals, and lots of Thomas!


Cookeville Museums' History Hikes

2nd Saturday of April - October; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, come HISTORY HIKE between the Cookeville Depot Museum and the Cookeville History Museum! Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at either museum, find the answers to the trivia questions along Broad Street between the two museums and have the form back by 3:30 pm to be included in the prize drawing! If you like, you can do both hikes (Depot to History Museum and/or History Museum to Depot) each day. FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services!


Night at the Museums

Saturday, September 23, 2017; 7:00 - 9:00 pm

What happens at the museums when the lights go out and the doors are locked? They say that all of the artifacts come to life! Find out Saturday, September 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Begin at either the Depot Museum or the History Museum and listen to the stories of our community as you make your way to the other museum. This fun, educational event is free to the public.


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

Fridays, October 6, 13 & 20, 2017; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series from 11:30am - 1:00pm Fridays in October, out on the eastside patio at the Depot. Come enjoy the beautiful autumn weather with lunch and some world-class entertainment. The concerts are free and lunch is available on site. 


Boo, Y'all! Halloween Cinema at the Depot

Night of the Living Dead--Saturday, October 28, 2017; 7:00 pm ***FREE***

Join us for a special showing of Night of the Living Dead! Bring your friends, family, chairs and blankets! Popcorn and drinks available for $1 each.


 Depot Christmas Open House

Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

(Santa's cookie break is noon-1pm)

THIS YEAR'S THEME: THE POLAR EXPRESS!!! Join us for cookies and cider, Christmas karaoke, Santa beanbag toss, caroling by TTU's Mentonation, a live reindeer, special readings of The Polar Express by the Conductor, new train layouts for the child in all of us--and, of course, a visit with the BIG GUY himself! 

Choo choo choo and ho ho ho!

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WestSide Scavenger Hunts

Saturdays, Jan 13, Feb 10 & March 10, 2018; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Depot is the home base for these fun, family hunts, but you'll meet our WestSide neighbors at our 5th Annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts! Grab your digital or cell phone camera and come to the Depot Museum to get an entry form with photos and clues. Then, off you go to find the items in participating wonderful WestSide businesses, and replicate the photos shown on your entry form with your camera. When finished, bring your camera back to the Depot to be checked. (Take all the time you want/need between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.) We will then draw for a winner of that week's prize basket from all completed forms. Be sure to stay connected to the Cookeville Depot Museum's Facebook and Instagram pages for additional chances to win. More free, family fun from your Cookeville Leisure Services Department!

*digital or cell phone camera required to play*
*Play all you want, but you can only win once per year*


Summer Cinema at the Depot

Fridays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2018; 8:00 pm

Join us every Friday night in July as we enjoy a free, full-length movie out on the west patio under the stars at the Cookeville Depot! 



Contact the Depot Museum at (931) 528-8570 for more information about any of our upcoming events!




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