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Welcome all!

“Get ready for a great Open House Event at the Missouri Model Railroad Museum!  May 11-12, 2024, 10am – 4pm both days.

We’re at a stage where we want to share our excitement about the opportunity to bring the first dedicated railroad museum to the Kansas City Metro area. Our museum is a ‘work in progress’ but there’s plenty to see and do. We’re thankful for the generosity and encouragement that’s been extended to us by the City of Independence, plus our donors, volunteers, and members. We look forward to a museum that will not only display our historical railroad and cultural heritage, but also showcases model railroad craftsmanship and today’s American railroad industry.

We’ve already begun acquiring genuine railroad related artifacts and model railroad collections, some of which will be on display as we ‘build out’ the museum. We’re excited about the unique features of our museum. Our building includes a large gallery where an operating HO scale model railroad will soon be constructed along with displays relating to historical railroad artwork and artifacts.

In another gallery, some of our displays will be interactive and some items will revolve in and out of view which fosters an ever changing visual experience. We want our visitors to come back again and again. We’re also very excited about having a dedicated theater where we can conduct meetings, audio visual entertainment for visitors, and also can rent out the space for private functions. Expect railroad related presentations in the theater during this special weekend event.

As with any non-profit museum, we need your assistance in making our dream come true. These can be your dreams, too. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any museum and we’re asking for your assistance in any way you can afford to do so. From cash donations or memberships, there’s a place for you at the Missouri Model Railroad Museum. We’d be glad to talk anytime about your skills, interests, and any contributions you’d like to offer in time, funding, or both!

We seek corporate sponsorships, grants, and individual donations which will support our noble endeavor as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

2 thoughts on “Welcome all!”

  1. Congratulations on your grand opening. I hope your weekend was a huge success. If Iron Spike can help out in anyway, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    Best wishes,
    Claire Saucier

    1. Thanks for reaching out to us. It was a soft opening event that was attended very well. We have talked about a trip to Washington to visit the Iron Spike, we are going to have to do that.
      Dale Shipman
      Executive Director

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