Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

  • Gibsonia, PA
  • www.wpmrm.org

Mission Statement

The WPMRM is a nonprofit organization located in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Rt. 910 and Hardt Rd. Our purpose is to promote and preserve the history of railroads in Western Pennsylvania through the hobby of model railroading. Our mission is: to continue the development of a museum which captures in miniature a portion of western Pennsylvania history; to expand the library which houses a collection of reference materials on railroad industry and resources on model railroading; to serve as an educational resource for the people of western Pennsylvania. This in part, is accomplished by the Museum's main attraction, a 40' X 100' scale representation of the tracks between Pittsburgh, Pa. and Cumberland, Md. set in the summer of 1952. In addition to this display, the museum also maintains a collection of historical model train sets and authentic railroad related items dating as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. The Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum holds an Annual Holiday Train show each year starting mid-November and ending in mid-January.

Main Programs

  1. Museum Maintence
  2. Annual Holiday Train Show

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Greater Pittsburgh, PA Area

ruling year

1985

President since 1996

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Ray Mueser

Vice-President since 1996

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Bill Humphrey

Keywords

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Historical Museum

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Also Known As

WPMRM

EIN

25-1503628

 Number

6169430649

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Museum Maintence

Build & maintain an operating scale replica depicting the historical use of steam & diesel powered railroads and maintain a library.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

42235.00

Program 2

Annual Holiday Train Show

The Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum’s “Railroad Journey in Miniature” is only open to the public during the Annual Holiday Train Show (Mid-November though Mid-January). During the show, the museum is open on Friday nights from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with extended hours on “Black Friday” and between Christmas and New Years. The Museum is closed for Christmas and New Year’s day. Requested donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

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Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Greater Pittsburgh, PA Area

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Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

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President

Ray Mueser

Vice-President

Bill Humphrey

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ray Mueser

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