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Chapter Membership Information

Membership is open to anyone interested in the work of the museum. Dues include membership in the National Railway Historical Society.

2011 Annual Chapter Dues:
Individual Membership $56.00
Each additional family members $ 5.00

If you are a member of another NRHS Chapter, membership 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.

2008 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
+ Car Window Sticker
+ Connecticut Eastern Railroad History Calendar
+ 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 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave, Willimantic, Ct. The 1st Sunday meeting is devoted to a discussion of Museum operations and future planning. The 3rd 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 tour guides to show visitors around the museum.

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