Railroad Memories and
Step into the city’s past at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum. Dedicated to preserving the county’s railroad heritage, the museum is home to hundreds of railroad-related items. Some of the museum’s pride and joy exhibits are Tower 17, which housed an electro-mechanical interlocker, and the 1879 Rail Car “Quebec.” If the play’s the thing for your fancy, take in a performance at Cast Theatrical Company. This dedicated group presents several performances a year and has open auditions. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “Catch Me if You Can” are examples of recently performed hits.
Fairs and Fests
Fairs are something of a tradition in here: the first Fort Bend County Fair took place in 1933. Rosenberg residents eagerly wait for this fair every year, and there is nonstop fun and thrills that do not disappoint. The Fair runs for nine days and includes a carnival, barbecue cook-offs, live music and dancing, and rodeos. The city is also the home of an unusual annual celebration: The Rosenberg Czech Fest. The weekend long festivities include Czech food and beverages, a kolache-baking contest, traditional music, polka dancing, and plenty of handmade Czechoslovakian arts and crafts.
Bargain hunters and antique lovers will find Rosenberg to be a shopping paradise. Vogelsang Antique Emporium not only offers fine rugs, collectibles, and furnishings, it has a restaurant with a patio and a café with fine coffees and teas. You might not find a looking glass at the Red Queen’s Attic, but you will find a two-story thrift store filled with clothing, art, books, and accessories. There is also eclectic furniture and chic decorative items. Books by the hundreds are waiting for you at Butler’s Books, from the latest mystery novel to first-edition poetry collections.