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Fourth of July

Jul 3rd 2020

Did you know that John Adams believed July 2 was the correct day to celebrate American independence and reportedly turned down all invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest? John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (History.com).According to History.com, the Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the U.S. since 1941, but Independence Day cele...
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Juneteenth & the American Civil War

Jun 19th 2020

Trains and Toy Soldiers is committed to historical learning and education. We have a huge range of Civil War figurines in plastic and metal, blue and grey, hand-painted and collectable. Today is Juneteenth, a notable and joyful day of American history. Trains and Toy Soldiers has everything you need to make a diorama of an American Civil War or Juneteenth battle or tableau! American Civil WarIn the mid-19th century, there was a growing...
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Memorial Day

May 25th 2020

Trains and Toy Soldiers is offering free shipping this Memorial Weekend with the code FREEDOM2020.People have been honoring those lost in battle for centuries. What we have come to know as Memorial Day has more recent origins. One of the earliest commemorations of Memorial Day was organized by recently freed slaves after the Civil War. “As the Civil War neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, held as prisoners of war, were herded into a seri...
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Living the Dream - 15% Off

May 19th 2020

Now’s the time to live the dream you’ve always had – collecting trains and toy soldiers. To help you make those dreams a reality, we’re giving you 15% off the ENTIRE STORE, now through Sunday, May 24. Use the code DREAM2020 at checkout to apply your discount!It’s still important to stay home if your work and health allow, and instead of focusing on productivity or the anxiety of the current moment, turn your attention to reigniting old passions a...
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COVID-19 and Trains & Toy Soldiers (We're Open [Virtually])

Apr 22nd 2020

We are currently navigating difficult, disruptive, and nearly-unprecedented times; all of us at Trains and Toy Soldiers are wishing you and yours health and safety. We are still open for business – give us a call to chat about trains, toy soldiers, or how you’re hanging in there.HOBBIES AT HOMEDue to the nature of this pandemic, many of us are staying at home, working remotely, caring for children, and/or returning to old hobbies. In this shift a...
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