DANBURY — The Danbury Railway Museum will host a celebration of the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at 120 White St.

Owney was a stray dog who found his way into the Albany, N.Y., post office in 1888 and was soon adopted by the Railway Mail Service clerks and became the mascot. He traveled throughout the state and around the country in the RPO cars, eventually venturing around the world as a U.S. Post Office Department emissary in 1895.

In 2011 the U.S. Postal Service issued a postage stamp to honor him.

Owney has been preserved and is on display at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Visitors to the Danbury Railway Museum will hear the true story of Owney and can tour the restored RPO car.

Admission for the event is $10 with children below the age of 3 admitted free. Admission includes a train ride and access to all activities.

Children will also receive a free Owney postcard with special DRM handstamp. 

Those seeking additional information may visit http://www.danburyrailwaymuseum.org, email info@danburyrail.org or call the museum at 203-778-8337.

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