Toot & Whistle – Ward Kimball’s Trains at Napa Valley Museum

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free w/museum admission
  • This event has passed.
, , ,
In this multimedia presentation, learn about Disney animator Ward Kimball — the only employee Walt Disney called a “genius” — and his incredible railroad hobby. Kimball supervised the creation of iconic Disney characters including Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, the crows in Dumbo, the mice and Lucifer in Cinderella, and the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and March Hare in Alice in Wonderland.

You’ll see rare video and still images of Ward’s remarkable train collection as we explore how railroading influenced him and vice versa. They’ll highlight the incredible Grizzly Flats Railroad that Ward and Betty Kimball built in the 1930’s and discover how it is being preserved for future generations today.

Finally, they’ll reveal how Kimball was directly responsible for rekindling Walt Disney’s love of railroading, and how this led to Disneyland and the modern theme park experience.

Related Events

July 24

Beer

Downtown Napa Locals Night…

Locals Night Out is Downtown Napa’s new outdoor event series featuring live music, hand-made arts…

July 25

Beer

Locals’ Night Food Truck…

Join them in the garden Thursday nights throughout the summer as we showcase the passion,…

July 25

Dining

Live Music at the…

Feel the rhythm and get lost in an evening of great music, food, and drinks.…

July 25

Dining

Calistoga Concerts in the…

Enjoy a free concert in downtown Calistoga featuring Dirty Cello, a high energy and unique…