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March 16, 2020 - The Bartlett Depot Museum is taking proactive measures to help to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 throughout the community. Therefore, the Bartlett Depot Museum is closed until further notice.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITS 

Ticket to Ride: Mark Llanuza's Photos to Metra Monthly Passes

Mark Llanuza, a longtime Bartlett resident and Metra employee, is also a lifelong rail fan. In his youth he began photographing images of trains in the Chicagoland area, including Bartlett. His portfolio caught the attention of Metra, which asked to use his photographs for its corporate publications, to document railroad accidents and more.

In January 2016, Metra began using real images in a portrait format on its monthly passes. Llanuza's work was selected "as the foundation for the new artwork" that inaugural year. His photos continue to be featured and are the focus of this new exhibit at the Bartlett Depot Museum.

 

Next Stop Spaulding! A Community Lost to Time

Residents, a school and businesses once formed the community of Spaulding at the railroad junction of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (today the Canadian National Railway Co.) and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (today Metra). Through images and stories, learn about the history of this former railroad community,
today a part of Bartlett that is lost to time.