Notable events along the Acela line
National Train Day
On May 8, Amtrak celebrated its third
annual National Train Day with celebrations
in Washington, D. C., Philadelphia, Chicago
and Los Angeles. The party began at New
York’s Penn Station, when spokesman Taye
Diggs boarded a train for D.C.
Left: Spokesman Taye Diggs greets revelers at the
National Train Day kick-off party at Penn Station.
Below: Diggs and Amtrak President and Chief
Executive Officer Joseph H. Boardman.
Cleopatra Lives in
The blockbuster exhibition
“Cleopatra: The Search for
the Last Queen of Egypt,”
currently on display at the
Franklin Institute, enjoyed a
gala opening June 3, and
attendees got into the act.
Celebrants donned Pharaonic
attire and nemes headdresses,
and reveled in bringing ancient
Egypt back to life. fi.edu
Clockwise: Event co-chair John Fries; (l. to r.)
Bill Buck, Jeffrey Perelman, Laura Buck
and Marsha Perelman; (l. to r.) underwater
archaeologist Franck Goddio, Cairo Museum’s
Wafaa Taha el-Saddik, Don Morel and Franklin
Institute President and CEO Dennis Wint.