Museum Benefactors $100,000+ | Thank You!
Hind Foundation, Ludwick Family Foundation
Daylight Club Donors $10,000+ | Thank You!
Marchetti Family Trust, Mike Boyack, Brad LaRose, Andrew and Jutta Merriam Family Trust
Lark Club Donors $5,000 - $9,999 | Thank You!
Deborah Lyon and R. Jeffery Herten, W. Bruce Lindsey, San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation
Sunset Club Donors $1,000 - $4,999 | Thank You!
Richard Alberts, Mary Gaulin - Lil Tool Works, John Hoefker, Karl Hovanitz, Arnold Jonas, Aron Kahn, Lynne Maddy, John Marchetti, Andrew Merriam, Don Maddy, David Rohr, Ken Schwartz, Gary See
Coaster Club Donors $500 - $999 | Thank You!
Arroyo Grande Car Club, Bruce Bjornson, David and Lois Burns, Dyer Campbell, Peter Keith
Starlight Club Donors $250 - $499 | Thank You!
Robert and Kathleen Copeland, Leslie McKinley, Tom and Carolyn Peterson
Surfliner Club Donors $100 - $249 | Thank You!
John Benson, Angela Bruckart, John Falkenstien, John Feliciano, James Landreth, Arthur Ludwick, Cheryl McCollum, Brian O'Carroll, G. Frederick Paap, Mike Palmer, Curtis Reinhardt, Agatha Reardon, Sheryl Steed, James Thornburg, R. Williams
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Museum Development & Exhibits
Museum Model Railroad Exhibit
The City of San Luis Obispo completed its repair and restoration work on the exterior of the Freight House in early 2012. Over the past two years the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum has held fundraising events and received several grants which allowed construction in 2012-13 of interior trusses, insulation, removal of deteriorated and non historic walls and preparation of the interior for the construction as defined in our masterplan. Over the past year, the museum has completed restoration of the interior, provisioning of accessible restrooms, and construction of spaces to facilitate the public's access to displayed artifacts, documents, model railroad and archives. The total cost of these interior improvement costs has been approximately $350,000. At this time donations are greatly needed to insure the completion of all interior exhibits, restoration of artifacts, and equipment for regular operations.
The museum will include an operating 1200 square foot model railroad which will visually set the context within which local railroads operated. This exhibit seeks to graphically demonstrate the life and times wherein the railroads were directly involved in the economic vitality of local communities and provided the majority of transport for people and freight. This model railroad will depict portions of the Southern Pacific and the entire Pacific Coast Railroad as they operated along the California Coast from Gaviota to Paso Robles.
Donate by Mailing a Check
Indicate which project or Donor Club you wish to support or join and send your check to:
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
P.O. Box 13260
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-3260
TAX ID 77-0277323
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible per the law and your circumstances.