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Members and Visitors ride the CV 4287 equipped with benches.

Chapter Membership Information

Connecticut Eastern Chapter, NRHS

Membership is open to anyone interested in the work of the museum. Chapter Members must be members of NRHS. The NRHS membership application is available at www.nrhs.com/membershipMembership dues for the Connecticut Eastern Chapter and Museum are only $20.00.

Friends of the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum Information

Friends of the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum are people who support the educational and preservation efforts of the museum as a positive force in the Eastern Connecticut community. Friends are not eligible to vote during meetings or become an officer, but are encouraged to volunteer at the museum and serve on committees.

2016 Annual Friends Dues:
Friend $25.00
Friend and Family (Spouse and children under 18) $30.00
Sponsor* $50.00
Sponsor and Family (Spouse and children under 18) $55.00

Basic Benefits for Chapter Members and Friends
+ Appropriate Membership Card
+ Periodic Newsletter (Ghost Train Journal)
+ Discount on museum clothing in the gift shop
+ Free admission to the museum during weekend hours

  * Sponsor receives basic benefits of a Friend, plus free admission to the museum for up to six (6) guests and free admission to Chapter Train Shows.

Printable Membership Application

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Sundays of each month at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave, Willimantic, Ct. The Sunday meeting includes a short business meeting followed by a program covering a railroad-oriented subject.

Volunteer Opportunities

Work at the museum is performed on Saturdays and such other days as members are available to work on the many projectes in progress. projects may include such areas as: restoration of buildings or equipment, trackwork, general maintenance, museum planning, and other areas. For those unable to perform heavy work, the museum needs ticket sellers and docents (tour guides) to show visitors around the museum. Training for any of the roles will be provided.

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