'The Power to Move You' 
Capital Campaign
The National Museum of Transportation Board of Directors hired Jeffrey Bryne & Associates, Inc. to complete a capital campaign study for the Museum.

Jeffrey Byrne, of Kansas City, will work with Ellen Howe, his colleague at The Rome Group in St. Louis, to oversee the campaign action plan and timeline.

' The Power to Move You' has four major high priority projects including:  completion of The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education and Visitor Center; construction of an open-air pavilion providing coverage for the currently exposed historical artifacts on the lower four rail lines; design and completion of an artifact storage facility; and, completion of the trolley rail line platform with an exit/entrance at The Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center.  
Photo:  Members of D.R.I.V.E. working to restore the Georgia 724

D.R.I.V.E.
The National Museum of Transportation is looking for the next generation of volunteers.  

D eveloping a  R obust  I nterest in the  V olunteer  E xperience will offer participants a resume' building skill-set that will enhance and benefit long-term career and life goals.  This program is for those civic-minded individuals between the ages of 16-24 looking for volunteer opportunities in restoration, renovation, landscaping, guests services, and education and technology.   

D.R.I.V.E. meets the first  Saturday of each month at  9:00 am at the NMOT, Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center - Entrance #2,  2933 Barrett Station Road.   Click here for more information.
Restoration
Volunteers continue to work on five restoration projects at The NMOT.  Projects include  Georgia 724,  Union Tank Line 14387,  Kansas City Public Service Trolley 1533,  SEPTA Streetcar, and  C-47 repaint (touch up).
Photos by:  Sean Kennedy
Did you know...in 2018 guests have visited The National Museum of Transportation from 46 states and 27 foreign countries?
Library & Archives
The National Museum of Transportation is honored to be selected as a 2018 National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) Heritage Grant recipient.  This $4,000.00 award will be combined with Museum funds to purchase archival supplies and steel shelving for the long-term curation and preservation of thousands of oversized-documents, maps, and drawings in the Museum's archives.  For over 25 years, the NRHS has provided financial assistance to projects that preserve our nation's railway history.  We are grateful to the NRHS for their support in our efforts to greater serve our community by helping us to improve the stewardship of the archival collections in our care.

Additionally, Mr. Justin Jackson donated nearly $11,000.00 in new equipment to the Library including a Microsoft Surface Book, a Surface Studio, a Surface Laptop, and the accessories needed to use the new equipment.

Each day staff and volunteers work in the Museum Library & Archives to preserve, catalog, and collect items that capture a moment in history. The collected pieces are priceless. The passion these individuals display for preserving history is remarkable. We need to ensure that these individuals have the tools they need to work in the most efficient manner preserving the past for future generations.  If you would like to donate to the Library & Archives, click here
Plein-Air  (or is it Plane Air?)
The National Museum of Transportation houses 'the largest and best collection of transportation vehicles in the world,' according to the Smithsonian Institution.
We consider our collection superior in  art-ifacts!  Join us for the 2nd Annual NMOT Plein Air,  Saturday, September 22nd, Smithsonian Day - 2018, and watch area artist paint our exhibits on canvas.
Limited to 20 artists.  For more information,
Upcoming Exhibits and/or Displays...

St. Louis Aviation History - In Plane Sight
(Display opens  November 23, 2018 - The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center)
The National Museum of Transportation - 75 years in the making
(Display opens  January 3, 2019, highlighting the 75 year history of The National Museum of Transportation)

Truckin'
(Exhibit open  February 7, 2019 - The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center)
My First Car
Did you know...we are opening a My First Car display on January 3rd, 2019.   We need your story! 

Do you have a fond memory of your first car?  Or, did you own a car that holds a special memory or meaning?  Share your story at: myfirstcarstory@gmail.com
We may use your story in our upcoming exhibit.

To Mr. Bob Costas, Baseball Hall of Fame Sport's Announcer, for volunteering his extraordinary skills to 'The Power to Move You' capital campaign video. 
  

To Dr. Darryl Ross, President of The National Museum of Transportation Board of Directors, for funding 'The Power to Move You' capital campaign member solicitation mailing.

To Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pfarr for providing the necessary funding for The NMOT staff to purchase a much needed trailer for transporting vehicles.

To Mr. Dave Behlmann for obtaining the donation necessary to fund future 'Donation Stations' around the NMOT.

To Sherwood's Forest Nursery for providing a generous donation of sustainable plants for the tree planters around the trolley loop and picnic area near the Roberts' Pavilion.  A s pecial thanks to David Sherwood for providing a great opportunity to improve this high visibility area!
Volunteers Jacki Bettale, Jana Wade, Patti Clerc, Betty Struckhoff

Photo by:  Sean Kennedy
Our Mission:
The National Museum of Transportation will be the leader in protecting and interpreting North American transportation heritage.  
As stewards of our heritage, we will provide engaging education programs, interactive and interpretative exhibits, and conserve transportation history for the next generations.

Photo by:  Sean Kennedy
The National Museum of Transportation is a private 501(c)3 S.T.E.A.M. learning and history preserving organization.

Dr. Darryl A.Ross                              Terri McEachern
President of the Board                      Executive Director
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