The program offers numerous ways in which your company or organization can sponsor or support the programs, events, exhibits, and projects.
In return for your company or organization’s support, the Museum offers many benefits to recognize, engage, and appreciate your partnership as well as help to promote the good your organization does for the community.
We invite you to become a partnering benefactor in support of the Museum’s mission, “to inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits, and innovative programs.” Over 86,000 participants and visitors experience the impact of this mission each year. The Museum is a non-profit educational organization that is the ONLY National railroad museum designated by an Act of Congress.
Annually, the Museum hosts dozens of well-attended, family-friendly events and educational programs for groups of all ages. In addition to events and educational programs, the Museum also has annual exhibit and collection restoration projects in need of philanthropic support. These programs and projects would not be affordable, or possible without support from community partners like you.
The Polar Express captures the wonder and tradition of the holiday season and is cherished by children and adults alike! 31 shows in November & December each year with over 10,000 participants!
The annual Rails & Ales Brewfest in September welcomes over 400 attendees and features dozens of craft beer samplings, fine wines and delicious food set among the Museum’s historic locomotives!
This family-friendly seasonal event includes indoor children’s activities, concessions and live entertainment for over 3,000 participants!
Holidays on the Rails welcomes over 1,000 children ages pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade over five days in December each year. This seasonal event includes stories, hands-on activities and crafts, a train ride and visit with Santa Claus!
Every March this four-day family-friendly event includes indoor children’s activities, concessions and live entertainment for over 4,000 participants!
All Event Sponsorships offer recognition on event materials and signage, in Museum newsletters, and on the Museum’s social media and web site venues, and announcements at the event.
Weekly program in the fall and winter each year.
Providing financial assistance to schools with a high percentage of low-income and disadvantaged students who cannot afford experiential learning opportunities. Will directly help approximately 400-500 students each year for a 2-year cycle.
Spring of each year with over 1,000 students experiencing life in the United States and Civil War era of the 1860’s.
year-round outreach education and activities offered off-site for after-school programs at Brown County area schools, YMCA’s and Boys and Girls Club.
Three age range-specific day camps offered for 1 week each during the summer providing activities and multidisciplinary educational opportunities related to trains and railroads for over 75 children aged 5-15.
Your company or organization can sponsor a free admission and in-season train ride day for the community or your employees/constituents at the Museum. The specific day will be determined by Museum programming and availability in collaboration with the organization. Cost will be dependent on estimated number of visitors and what services will be provided.
Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 – $10,000 per project
Annual memberships are great ways in which to offer your support to the Museum year round with benefits to your organization and your employees!