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Susan Randolph, Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve, 302- 239-2385,; or Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9175 or

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Auburn Heights Preserve

YORKLYN (March 22, 2012) – The Marshall Steam Museum will host its second annual Easter Egg Hunt at Auburn Heights Preserve on Saturday, April 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

The Easter Egg Hunt will kick off at 1 p.m. and is designed for children 10 and under. There will be three separate areas: for children ages 4 and under, ages 5 to 7, and ages 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. Visitors will meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and sample free popcorn from a vintage steam-powered popper. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to the hunt and train rides, visitors can tour the Marshall Steam Museum, featuring the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers; view the interactive exhibit Under the Hood: How a Stanley Steamer Works; enjoy a working 1930s Lionel electric trains display; and watch a video spotlighting Tom Marshall and the extraordinary collection of antique autos.

Auburn Heights Preserve, operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve in partnership with Delaware State Parks, is located at 3000 Creek Rd. (Rte 82) in Yorklyn. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 2 to 12, under 2 free. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum and Auburn Heights Mansion are available year-round to groups of eight or more. More information is available by calling the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve office at 302-239-2385 or visiting

Vol. 42, No. 95

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