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2019 Hobo Walk through Historic Downtown Rosenberg

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The Rosenberg Main Street Program has partnered up with the Railroad Museum to take RailFest beyond the museum Gates…..

The Rosenberg Main Street Program is hosting a Hobo Walk: A Discovery Walk through Downtown Historic Rosenberg as part of this years RailFest. There are 18 “hobo stops” on the walk at various business throughout downtown including a mock Hobo Camp at the Art Park on 3rd Street where there will be hobo characters along with information on the hobo code which is much like current day emojis! Visitors can collect stickers from at least 10 of the hobo stops and return the completed ticket to the admissions tent to be entered in a drawing for a basket of goodies from downtown merchants.

Hobos were migrant workers, most notably during the time of the Great Depression and are an important part of railroad history. These men and teen boys traveled across the country in search of jobs. Fueled by the need to reach the west coast, but lacking funds, the hobo often hopped a free ride on trains. According to Rosenberg Main Street Program Advisory Board Chairman, Kellen Dorman, “We are pleased to partner with the Museum by hosting the Hobo Walk so that visitors can learn more about railroad history and what Historic Downtown Rosenberg has to offer.”

Visitors can pick up a Hobo Walk Ticket at the Admissions Tent outside the museum. Admission to RailFest is not required to participate in the Hobo Walk. Limit one ticket per family.

Special thanks to the downtown Businesses participating in the Hobo Walk:

Another Time Soda Fountain & Café

The Barn Door

Bob’s Taco Station

Calla Lilies Antiques

Copious Deli

D & S Antiques

Dostal’s Designs in Fine Jewelry

Duran’s Roofing & Remodeling

Ft Bend Art Center/Fine Arts by Suzanne

Gabby’s Western Wear

Old Main Street Bakery

Once Again Antiques

Red Queens Attic

Roots & Relics

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Ruche Chartreuse

Sadie Belle’s

Southern Sister

What’s the Deal

Vogelsang’s Antique Emporium