The National Railroad Museum is proud of its mission, which is to inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits and innovative programs.

In addition to outstanding educational programs for all ages, the Museum partners with many area schools to provide programs for individuals with special needs, those within at-risk demographics, and STEM programs for both boys and girls.

We encourage you to support the National Railroad Museum by making a donation, which goes to support general Museum operations, restoration projects, exhibits, and education programs.

Despite its status as the only Congressionally designated national-status railroad museum in the United States, the National Railroad Museum receives no federal, state or local tax support. Funds supporting Museum operations come from admissions, memberships, grants, fundraising events, mission-related business activities, and the generosity of private donors.

Museums have a unique ability to connect with those who may not strive within a traditional classroom setting, spark ideas, and strengthen intergenerational connections within families. 

The National Railroad Museum believes that in order to grow, we need to preserve the past, educate the present, and inspire the future generation of leaders and thinkers.

Museum Wish List

The items below can be donated in person at the Museum ticket desk or by purchasing items online and shipping them to our address: National Railroad Museum, Attn: Wish List, 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304. Please, only new items, unless noted. Thank you for your support!

General Supplies

  1. Postage
  2. Clorox wipes
  3. Masks
  4. Admission wristbands
  5. Folders
  6. Dish soap
  7. Manilla folders
  8. Legal pads
  9. Pens
  10. Paper clips
  11. Binder clips (various sizes)
  12. Thumb drives
  13. Duct tape


  1. Plastic cups, bowls, forks, spoons
  2. Markers, crayons, colored pencils
  3. Pencil/marker cases
  4. Children’s books relating to railroads and other railroading books

Volunteer & Membership

  1. Postage
  2. Snack foods (granola bars, mini chip bags, etc)
  3. Batteries
  4. Ziploc bags
  5. Copy paper

Curation & Operations

  1. Gently used wheelchairs (regular & wide)
  2. Sandisk 32GB SD cards
  3. Swiffer dusters
  4. Magic erasers
  5. Soft bristle toothbrushes
  6. Nylon hair paint brushes
  7. Paint rollers
  8. Paint trays – metal and disposable
  9. Paint brushes (various widths)
  10. Cotton gloves
  11. General utility work gloves
  12. Work goggles
  13. Dust masks
  14. Disposable paint suits

Contact Us

Wendy Lloyd, Director of Development: (920) 437-7623