LAS VEGAS RAILROAD SOCIETY

MUSEUM

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MUSEUM BRICK
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Charity Begins in Our Own Home Town
And Not Abroad
Where We Don't Even Know
Where Our Hard Earned Money Goes!

We Care! Support Our Local Children!

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WE ARE CREATING A SMITHSONIAN-STYLE 'RAILROAD HERITAGE PARK'

The railway preservation movement began entirely with a concerted effort of volunteers to convince corporate and civic groups that preservation of posterity was important. Railroad artifacts, documents, equipment and structures are all part of this heritage. The stewardship of these historic collections is imperative, because many valuable relics throughout the country have been ravaged by time and vandals, or by deliberate destruction. 

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Railroad museums around the world appreciate the importance of the era of live steam. We will demonstrate the railroad's contributions and community development it provided to society; but, we will also demonstrate various mistakes that were made during that era, so that generations can learn aout of those mistakes. We will offer educational displays and train related activities remind us of bygone days. All of us understand the importance to pass on such education to our next generation, since our country's growth evolved with the help of live steam powered trains in the early years.  

 

CHILDREN'S ONGOING FASCINATION

Parents still hold up their babies to view a "choo-choo" train as it speeds by an intersection. Children are still fascinated by its size, its power and its ability to move up and over mountains and all over the world. This also inspires children to look for a steam locomotive in their Christmas stocking. Trains are timeless, no matter what the size!   

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WE ARE THE CARE TAKERS:

Las Vegas' new addition of a 'Railroad Heritage Park' will become the caretaker of Las Vegas' railroad history and Southern Nevada's mining history; offering year-round information and educational programs & activities to educate the public about the significant impact that the train and rail still have in their lives of today. 

Technology and construction will be ongoing until the trains are on their tracks and the engineers take the first run. There is no other urban railroad park like this one in Southern Nevada with its uncountable educational children and senior programs and family opportunities in Southern Nevada. Year-round education and technology will team in this park, to make an attraction never before tried or developed!   RRKid3.jpg 
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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
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CORPORATE DONORS ARE NOW KEEPING AN EYE ON THIS EDUCATIONAL CHARITY! 

 

We are already receiving tremendous corporate pro bono support, to preserve the world-famous city of Las Vegas' utmost important railroad history. Such support creates the 'right-of-way' to one day demonstrate in detail how it all began and how it all evolved to where we are today. Join our current corporate supporters and contact us  

FACT


1] Locals, tourist and people from abroad WANT to know our railroad history! 
2] And future generations NEED to know our railroad history!
 

DESIGN CONCEPT OF RAILROAD HERITAGE MUSEUMS

We are creating an inter-active 'Railroad Heritage Park' a living memorial; among various eras also re-enacting the Gilded Progressive Age; offering today's and tomorrow's generation a living experience of Las Vegas' entire railroad past. 
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Design concepts are contributions from
TRADE SHOW FABRICATIONS - WEST: 
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MUSEUM WISH LIST

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING DONATION GIFT ITEMS FOR THE MUSEUMS:

We are seeking dollar donations for the transport of various equipment donations........

1] We are looking for the donation of live-size railroad equipment! Plus, we are seeking necessary funds for the transportation and of any such historical railroad equipment.
    - Abandoned live-steam locomotives
    - Abandoned Cabooses
    - Abandoned parlor cars
    - Abandoned passenger cars
    - Abandoned miniature train layouts
    - Please donate miniature trains any size
    - Please donate miniature trains or train sets
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2] We are looking for the donation of any kind of mining memorabilia!
    - The list can be very long, we welcome just about any mining equipment, books, etc...
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3] We are looking for the donation of any kind of marina memorabilia!
    - Abandoned hand-crafted boats/ships in miniature
    - Books / Hats/ Magazines, etc.
    - Abandoned marina memorabilia
    - Abandoned antique fishing boats
    - Plus, plus, plus....
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4] Please
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- And donate any such items to help our museums. We are 501 c3/ all donations are
      100% tax deductible. 

FIRST-CLASS CULTURAL CENTER NOW ON THE DRAWING BOARD

The future Las Vegas Railroad Society Museum will open the historic past associated with the trains and their usefulness in helping form the city of Las Vegas & state of Nevada from the beginning of the transportation era.

LAS VEGAS RAILROAD SOCIETY MUSEUMS

The Las Vegas Railroad Society creates more that one museum within the 200 acre property, which has been provided by the city of Las Vegas, displaying and demonstrating the following... 

  • Mining history of the West
  • Re-enactment of yester-year's railroad history / Educational displays of life-size steam locomotives; railroad cars; cabooses; railroad memorabilia, supplied by our supportive donors....
  • Educational displays; and ongoing exhibits about Las Vegas' & American railroad history
  • Railroad museum library (Local/ National/International railroad history)
  • Railroad museum video room (Railroad history & train cartoons for children)
  • Educational class rooms (Youth & senior Programs)
  • Marina museum with educational displays and seminars.... 

MUSEUM WISH LIST

The Las Vegas Railroad Society is indeed extremely grateful to local citizens, who already donated various treasures and antique items like grandfather's railroad hat; RR related papers; grandmother's trunk etc. etc. to our nonprofit organization.

Would you also like to donate such historic gifts to the Las Vegas Railroad Society museum?

1] We will have lots of room and display areas, for steam era antiques.
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If you just can't part with certain items, but you still have no room for them in your apartment or house, you may consider displaying such precious family antiques of historical value inside the Las Vegas Railroad Museum on a loan-agreement.
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We just can't have too many trunks, railroad hats, or old clocks, etc., on display. 

DON'T KNOW HOW TO CASH IN ON YOUR ANTIQUES?

GET A 100% TAX WRITE OFF AND DONATE YOUR ANTIQUES TO THE LAS VEGAS RAILROAD SOCIETY MUSEUM!

- E-mail us, or call us!
- We will even pick up any items for the Las Vegas Railroad Society Museum!

Here are some sample pictures of treasures of days gone bye which we are looking for

1] Please donate: Railroad memorabilia:
Do you have old railroad tickets/maps or any railroad related paper work or time sheets from your grandfather or someone else? Any railroad memorabilia, please donate them to the LVRRS Museum!
 

2] Please donate:
Ice Cream Store/Restaurant antiques... 
Soda fountains; Etc...

3] Please donate:
City of Las Vegas memorabilia...
Do you have an old Las Vegas 
Slot machine or anything from Las Vegas' old days?
Please donate items to the Las Vegas Railroad Society Museum for a 100% tax deduction! 

4] URGENT! Please donate:
Old railroad clothing: RR Uniforms/ railroad hats...

5] URGENT! Please donate:
Antique travel Items: Trunks/luggage...

6] URGENT! Please donate:
Antique furniture for our future tea room!

7] URGENT! Please donate:
Old barber shop/beauty shop items...

8] URGENT! Please donate:
Antique sewing machines of any kind/& sewing gadgets:
 
9] URGENT! Please donate:
Antique general store items, tin cans, bottles, pill boxes, etc.:
 
10] Please donate:
Toy trains & miniature houses
, any size: 'N'/'HO'/'O' up to 1.5" + scale used or new:

 

11] URGENT! Please donate:
Railroad books of any kind, used or new, for the museum and library!
 

12] please donate:
Railroad magazines, used or new for the museum or library...

13] Please donate:
Seasonal gift cards, antique, used or new (any season, any design)

14] Please donate:
Seasonal decor, any kind, Christmas/Easter/Halloween, etc., used or new...

15] Looking for old and new music instruments

16] PLEASE BUY LIVE CHRISTMAS TREES
Then, please donate them to the Las Vegas Railroad Society after the holidays.
(After our ground braking ceremony which will be announced on TV and the RJ newspaper)

17] DON'T LIKE YOUR TREES?
Don't like your palm tree, pine tree, or any other trees or shrubs in your yard?
Don't cut them down; as of 2011, please donate them instead to the Las Vegas Railroad Society for a 1oo % tax write off! Call to make arrangements:
Email Us


18] URGENT! Please donate: Christmas tree ornaments/ Artificial Christmas trees! We desperately needed, old or new ones..

19] We are looking for donations of Teddy Bears all sizes, antique are new:
 

20] Please donate:
Antique cameras, record players, radios, telephones, etc:
 

21] Please donate: 
Merry-Go-Rounds of all sizes, old or new! Looking for a life-size one:
 

22] Please donate:
Antique toys: (Plus new wrapped toys needed year-round!)

 
23] Please donate:
Tin toys: Please donate ships for our marina museum
 

24] Please donate:
- Antique dolls and for the Museum:
- (Plus, we are always seeking for new toys, originally wrapped for gifts for children)
 

25] Please donate:
Doll houses, old or new:


26] Please donate:
Antique art work desperately needed:
(Paintings, Lithographs, for LVRRS fundraisers, museum and auctions)

    
Railroad theme lithographs for the museum!

27] Please donate:
Antique Children strollers for the Museum...

28] URGENT! Please donate:
Desperately looking for mining carts for the park:


29] Please donate:
Hoping for donations of antique coaches (any size) for the LVRRS Museum

Looking for donations of live-size carts old or new for the park:

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MUSEUM BRICK
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Charity Begins in Our Own Home Town
And Not Abroad
Where We Don't Even Know
Where Our Hard Earned Money Goes!

We Care! Support Our Local Children!