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Museum Unveils Lobby Remodel


After the development of a master site plan in 2016 by Berners Schober Associates and Stantec, and with the help of Museum staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and members of the community, the National Railroad Museum began a capital fundraising campaign. In January 2020, the Museum was able to take the first step in the phase one redevelopment of its facilities: demolition and reconstruction of its existing Fuller Hall lobby, theater, and restrooms. 

Built-in exhibit cases,  areas to project film and photos, and space to recognize donors were also included. Restrooms and the theater were updated to better meeting the needs of those with different abilities, while also receiving a cosmetic update that included both modern features, and nods to our railroading heritage in the use of recycled lumber.

Headquartered out of Wausau, the Samuels Group acted as the general contractor. Wolf and Sons Plumbing, LLC (Neenah), and Eland Electric Corporation (Green Bay) were just two subcontractors who worked on the project, finishing it in early June.

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