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The Railroad Museum of Oklahoma always looks forward to welcoming new members. We have very few membership requirements. They include a love for railroading, a willingness to share that passion with the public and a desire to make the museum all that it can be as it features the history and future of rail transportation. Additionally, we ask each member to attend three monthly membership meetings, three museum workdays (held each Saturday of the year), or a combination of the two activities. The intent behind requiring this kind of involvement with the museum is to help our organization accomplish its goals by means of all of our members working together. For our out-of-town members or for those with special time limitations, we are willing to consider alternative ways of satisfying this membership requirement. Our annual dues are a quite reasonable $35.00.
Lifetime membership can be purchased for $350.00 one time donation.
The museum also depends on the generosity of the public when it comes to additions to our collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia. If you have anything related to railroads, past or present that you would like to donate to the museum, please contact us by telephone or mail so we can discuss arrangements. A donation receipt for your tax records will be provided upon request.
On December 8, 2015 "Museum / Santa Fe Depot" the National Parks Service listed the Museum in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the Federal Government's official list of Historic Properties worthy of preservation.
There's always something happening at the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Here are a few of our current happenings:
-- Member's meetings are on the third Thursday at 7:00 pm of each month (Except December)
For additional information, call 580-233-3051, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum continues to renovate the building affectionately known as "The Roundtop". This addition contains the collection donated by the Sunbelt Historical Trust formerly located in their museum at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Other exhibits include numerous lighted showcases full of interesting memorabilia, model train layouts, tools and equipment used by railroaders and a re-creation of a Pullman car interior. The structure will also contain an extensive magazine library to compliment the museum's vast railroad book collection. Formal dedication of the new facility will be announced soon. Here are a few pictures of the renovation progress.
AUGUST is our Operation Lifesaver month - successful program teaching highway-rail grade crossing safety to children, adults, law enforcement and truck and bus drivers.
The latest issue of "Making Tracks", the official newsletter of the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, is available to all current members. Please join us today and enjoy all of the benefits of museum membership.