August 30th, 2015
July 23rd, 2015
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
IS A GREAT SUCCESS!
An evening of elegance, romance, and memories will be remembered for years to come – THANK YOU to all that attended! What a fun evening!
Noted South Dakota artist Ronald Backer (and SDSRM member – Thank You Ron!) is offering a unique and one-of-a-kind way for you to support the Museum. Mr. Backer has created this 24″x30″ original oil of South Dakota’s famous Hisega Lodge – served from 1908 to 1948 by the storied “Crouch Line” – the Rapid City, Black Hills and Western Railroad.
SOLD! Thank you for your interest!
Please contact Rick at the Museum for more information.
Greetings from Hill City!
Here is a great commemorative gift for the HO model railroader or
collector on your Christmas list, or for yourself.
SDSRM 2011 commemorative HO scale 50′ box car – Limited edition of 50
Manufactured exclusively for the SDSRM by Accurail Models
SD residents please add applicable sales tax – $1.87 per car
USPS First Class shipping – $6.00 (1 car); $11.00 (2 or more)
Available at the Museum after December 7, or by check at:
Attn: 2011 Commemorative Car
PO Box 1070
Hill City, SD 57745
Own a piece of our Museum history with out first commemorative, as
well as support the Museum.
A fun, suspense-filled train excursion to benefit the
South Dakota State Railroad Museum (Appropriate for all ages)
You are encouraged to ride in costume – a spy, cowgirl, whatever!
Departing from the 1880 TRAIN’s Hill City Depot
on Saturday, August 20 at 6:45pm
Someone is breeding an evil threat to the Black Hills, and the clever passengers aboard the SPY TRAIN will help identify the traitorous culprit(s). You won’t want to miss the fun as railroad detectives, innocent bystanders, and spies ride the rails.
It will be a most excellent adventure; and in the end, everyone
(good guys and bad) will get … their JUST DESSERTS!
(captivating confections created by the famous Alpine Inn)
$40 per ticket/$75 per Couple
A limited number of tickets available
Railroad Museum Announces $150,000 Founders Campaign Drive
The Board of Directors of the South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City is thrilled to announce its Founders’ Club campaign.
The goals of this campaign are twofold. The non-profit Museum’s 10-member Board from across the state and membership are announcing the Museum’s 2011 Founders’ Club campaign, a one time, six-week effort to raise $150,000 for projects that will allow the expansion and educational programming for the Museum including planned traveling exhibits that will appear at schools and community events, new interactive displays inside the Museum, library and research enhancements, promotion of the Museum, and other statewide outreach initiatives. Donors to the Founders’ Club will be recognized with their names, corporate names, names in memorial, or names “in honor of” designations placed on the Museum’s website, as well on a permanent display inside the Museum.
Secondly, according to SDSRM Board president James Grimes of Custer, “We want to encourage kids, well, kids from 1 to 101, that have not visited the new facility in Hill City since its opening last May to stop in and learn about railroading and history in South Dakota, but also to enjoy the facility – to have fun.”
Rick Mills, the Museum’s Executive Director said, “We see that after the Museum’s attendance in 2010 that this facility is a necessity in South Dakota. It complements educational activities throughout the year for our students, residents, and visitors alike, while promoting family togetherness and educational opportunities in cooperation with the venerable 1880 TRAIN and other learning facilities and museums in Hill City and across the state. People, Places, and Trains is our motto, and those four words define our mission and facility quite nicely.”
But, as Board member Ann McKay-Thompson of Sioux Falls added, “A great vision, a common goal, and hard work are all important in the creation of a Museum, but without financial support and the public’s input that important legacy to the railroaders, their families, and what the railroads helped to develop in South Dakota just won’t happen – it is like putting down the rails and ties but then not having the train to run on track.”
Individuals and businesses interested in becoming a Founder for the SDSRM may call 574-9000 or 605-877-6629 for information on the Founders’ Campaign, as well as for the dates and hours of operation.
SDSRM Gala a Success!
A great success! This special evening of dining, dancing, art, and antiques was held at the spectacular Sylvan Lake Lodge in the central Black Hills – thanks to our generous hosts at Custer State Park Resort Company, and all of our donors and sponsors. Thank you all!
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