The name and address that is used to purchase this Individual Sustaining Membership via the online store is the name and address that will be used for the membership itself.
Sustaining Membership in the Illinois Railway Museum is open to anyone who likes trains, or who is interested in the Museum’s historic and educational programs. The Sustaining member receives a pass which identifies him or her as a Museum supporter, allows him or her passage on the Museum’s operating railway and allows a discount on certain educational materials in the Museum Bookstore. Sustaining Members will also receive a Museum newsletter, “Rail & Wire”, which is published several times a year.
Sustaining Members enjoy all the privileges of full membership except that they may not vote or hold office. Participation in the Museum’s activities is open – from being an active booster to lending a hand in the Museum’s work. Some Members are in a fortunate position to be able to volunteer their particular talents or their free time for work on Museum projects. The Museum encourages this as most of its projects depend almost entirely on volunteer workers. There is always a need for skilled workers, office workers, operating personnel, and people interested in “just helping out” on Museum projects.
Annual memberships run from January through December.
The Illinois Railway Museum is a not-for-profit, educational corporation which was organized in 1953. The Museum is supported primarily by contributions and by revenues derived from the visiting public. Volunteers serving without pay do most of the work. All contributions to the Museum are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.