Community Partners Program

Community Partners Program

The Community Partners Program offers numerous ways in which your company or organization can sponsor or support programs, events, exhibits and projects. In turn, 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 supporting the Museum’s mission: To inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits, and innovative programs.

The National Railroad Museum is a nonprofit educational organization and is the only railroad museum with national status in the United States, as designated by an act of Congress.

It is important to note that the Museum does not receive annual funding from Federal, State or local governments.

The Museum annually hosts an array of well-attended, family-friendly events and outstanding educational programs for groups of all ages. In addition, the Museum has an 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.

Event Sponsorship Levels

All event sponsorships offer:

  • Recognition on event materials and signage
  • Recognition in Museum newsletters
  • Recognition on the Museum’s website and social media pages (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Recognition during announcements at the event

In addition, each level receives:

  • 20 tickets to event
  • Company logo on ticket
  • 10 Museum general admission passes
  • 10 tickets to event
  • 10 Museum general admission passes
  • 6 tickets to event
  • 4 tickets to event

Education Program and Community Sponsorships

The National Railroad Museum offers several opportunities for Education Program and Community Sponsorships, including:

Cost: $1,500

  • Weekly program in the fall and winter
  • Admission for up to 4 (employees or customers and children) each week
  • Logo on program signage and marketing materials
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media, and signage at program
  • 6 Museum general admission passes
  • A special children’s activity and educational basket filled with train-related books, toys, etc. for you to share within your organization as you wish.

Cost: $3,000

  • Providing financial assistance to schools with a high percentage of low-income and disadvantaged students who cannot afford experiential learning opportunities will help approximately 400-500 students each year for a 2-year cycle.
  • Logo on program signage and marketing materials
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media, and signage during field trip programs
  • 15 Museum general admission passes
  • Recognition shared with the schools awarded funds.

Cost: $1,500

  • This event is during the spring of each year with more than 1,000 students experiencing life in the United States and Civil War era of the 1860s.
  • Logo on program signage and marketing materials
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media, and signage during the program
  • 8 Museum general admission passes

Cost: $1,500

  • Year-round outreach education and activities are offered off-site for after-school programs at Brown County area schools, YMCA locations, and the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media
  • 8 Museum general admission passes
  • Recognition shared with agencies/schools where programs are located

Cost: $2,750

  • Three age range-specific day camps offered for one week each during the summer. The camps provide multidisciplinary educational opportunities related to trains and railroads for dozens of children.
  • 9 camp admission scholarships to be distributed as your organization wishes
  • Logo on program signage and marketing materials
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media, and signage during program
  • 8 Museum general admission passes.

Cost: $10,000

  • Your company or organization can sponsor one day for the community to enjoy free admission and in-season train ride at the Museum. The specific day will be determined by Museum programming and availability in collaboration with the organization. 
  • Ability to promote your organization to thousands on the day of event
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media and announced at event
  • On-site space for promotion of your organization on Museum grounds
  • 20% discount on facility rental for a meeting or event for your organization (per availability).

Exhibit and Restoration Project Sponsorships

Each year the Museum identifies the exhibits and rolling stock restoration / preservation projects that will be installed or completed.

Costs vary per project, but many need funding of more than $100,000 per object for restoration and exhibit elements.  Donations of any amount help support these projects.

Major gifts may receive benefits that may include:

  • Recognition signage within the vicinity of the exhibit or project piece
  • Recognition on Museum website and social media, and announced at opening events or project unveilings
  • 25 Museum general admission passes
  • Press release distributed to area media outlets
  • Invitation to exhibit opening/reception and/or project unveiling/dedication

Contact Us

Alexa Priddy, Director of Development: (920) 437-7623, ext. 123 or apriddy@nationalrrmuseum.org