November 16, 2013
The mission of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society is to perpetuate the study and advancement of knowledge of working railroads in the Truckee Donner area with the goal of building a railroad museum to preserve and share what we have learned.
iWe've begun a major upgrade of the Logging Railroad display, making it interactive. When completed, at the press of a button, the visitor can initiate a recorded interpretation of the display with lighting directing his attention to individual features as they are discussed.
This upgrade, enabled by the Brewster Foundation grant announced last fall, is providing valuable experience in modern museum technology that we can apply to upgrades of our other exhibits and to the planning of future museums.
Live locally? Like Trains? - Fun Opportunity!
The Truckee RR Museum has had over 12,000 visitors in the 21 months we've been open, and we need your help. We try to be open weekends and major holidays or about 16 three-hour shifts a month. At present the bulk of the shifts are being worked by just a few docents, each working several shifts a month.
Being a docent is fun, very simple, and does not require a deep knowledge of trains or history. It just involves being friendly, welcoming the visitor, and sharing what you do know. Quite often we learn interesting new things from the visitors. An experienced docent will work alongside beginners until they feel comfortable.
There are also several fun projects in need of someone with writing or graphics skills that are waiting for someone to come along and pick them up. If you have any questions, think you might be able to help, or would like to learn more, please contact Don Davis 530-582-4271 or by E-mail at email@example.com
We need unrestricted donations to build our fundraising efforts. All contributions are appreciated:
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