“Our guests will benefit from an improved visitor experience. Their distance from the Museum’s rolling stock collection of coaches, cabooses and engines will be significantly reduced, and visitors will get the up-close experience so many of them have been asking for ”, says Executive Director, Dawn Miskelly, “We are very grateful to the Colchester Fund for its support to help make this project a reality.”
The total budget for the project is anticipated to be $654,250. With this contribution, the Museum’s fundraising efforts for the project are $500,000 to date. The organization will actively continue fundraising the remaining $154,250 for the roof replacement through to its completion. Donations can be made through the Railway Museum’s Managed Fund at the Elgin St. Thomas Community Foundation, online at www.ecrm5700.org, or by calling or visiting the Railway Museum.
Source: Elgin County Railway Museum; photo: Cheque presentation - Elgin St. Thomas Community Foundation Vice-Chair, Elaine McGregor-Morris (left) and Chair, Shawn Jackson (right) with Elgin County Railway Museum Executive Director, Dawn Miskelly (centre).