Buy some ties
The Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Road, is seeking donations for its Bucks for Ties program. For each $15 donation, the museum will contribute $45 donation from its federal grant. The resulting $60 will purchase four railroad ties for the Return to the River Track Rehabilitation Program. A total of 2,500 ties is needed to complete the project. Visit www.bgrm.org or call (859) 873-2476.
Portions of the Woodburn Farm Collection, which details the lives and business dealings of one of Woodford County's earliest families, are available in the Kentucky Historical Society Special Collections Reading Room in Frankfort.
The collection consists of thousands of documents from the Alexander family. The portion now available for research dates from 1767 to 1934 and includes manuscripts, ledgers, correspondence, business records and personal papers.
The Special Collections Reading Room is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday. A guide to the Woodburn Farm Collection is available on the KHS Web site as part of its digital collection at www.ky.history.gov; click on "Search our Collections." For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (502) 564-1792, Ext. 4470.