Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
The 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation has granted us a $45,500 grant to help us pay for extending our Car Barn. And the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund has granted us a $50,000 matching grant for the extension as well! We need to raise a dollar-for-dollar match to be able to receive these grants. These two grants cover about 90% of our budget, but our budget assumes that our volunteers will do much of the labor. Anything we can raise beyond our budget means that we can hire professionals to help make the project move quicker. We hope to start work in 2019, so your generous donation now will help us get going. You can pay online with the DONATE button, either with a credit card or your PayPal account. Of course you can mail a check to
Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc
PO Box 272
14 Depot St
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Or you can stop by when we are open and give us a check or put it on your credit card. We even accept cash, as long as the ink is dry.
We are outgrowing our 2-stall 40x60 ft Car Barn. We need more room to protect at least one of the MBTA PCC cars that we have on the property, as well as room for two more trolley arrivals that are in the works. The extension will allow us to keep four cars under cover.
The extension of the Car Barn will provide protected storage for our collection, as well as space to perform restoration. We regularly operate Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway No. 10 (Wason 1896). We also have two MTA/MBTA PCC cars (Pullman-Standard-Worcester, 1951), one of which, the last trolley built in Massachusetts, is in the early stages of restoration. We have been offered the body of Fitchburg and Leominster Street Railway No. 60 (Wason 1904) and are working on its transportation to SFTM. This gives us an early trolley, mid-era trolley and a late-model trolley, all made and operated in Massachusetts. In 2020 we expect to also be long-term host to an operating trolley with Massachusetts heritage. All of these trolleys deserve to have access to covered storage.
We don't have an Annual Appeal. We hope you'll continue to be a Member of The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum and make your usual generous donations, and make an extra donation to help us extend our Car Barn. The DONATE button below makes it very easy!
You can learn more about our original Car Barn project and see pictures here.
14 Depot Street Shelburne Falls MA 01370        413-625-9443       firstname.lastname@example.org