Posts Tagged ‘railroad historical societies’

Pere Marquette Society Archive Finds New Home

August 10, 2021

The Pere Marquette Historical Society has signed an agreement with the Plymouth Historical Museum to house the society’s archives.

The archive was established in 2001 when several collections were donated to the society.

Another major donation came in 2003 when the society received the Henry J. Walhout negative collection.

In 2006 it received Art Million’s personal collection and the archive was named the “Arthur B. Million Memorial Archive of the Pere Marquette Historical Society.”

Those wishing to use the archive should call 734-455-8940 x3 before coming in.

The archive has been in storage since 2011. The new home of the archive is located at 155 S. Main Street in Plymouth and is open by appointment only on Saturday and Sunday.

L&N Society to Move to Tennessee

March 30, 2021

The Louisville & Nashville Historical Society is moving its headquarters, archive, and store from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The archives will be housed in an archive building at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum that is also the home of the Southern Railway Historical Association.

The L&N collection will take up 2,500 square feet of the building and is expected to be moved as soon as the space in the Chattanooga facility can be prepared.

The society cited space limitations at the current facility, an L&N Depot and Railroad Museum, for making the move.

“Completing this project will allow L&NHS to achieve its mission,” said society president Lee Gordon said in a statement.

Michigan Historical Society Facing Disbanding

January 23, 2021

A Michigan-based historical society may fold as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an alleged embezzlement, and a lack of financial planning.

The president of the Port Huron & Detroit Historical Society said authorities are investigating how less than $15,000 in society funds has vanished.

The society’s annual revenue is $25,000 and the pandemic has limited the group’s ability to raise money and hold events.

The society is dedicated toward preserving the history of the PH&D and other area railroads

It has been maintaining and restoring a roundhouse and other equipment in a Port Huron museum complex.

The roundhouse needs more than $1 million in repairs and society officers say they would not be surprised if their group is able to survive.

NYC History Group to Dedicate New HQ

August 22, 2017

The New York Central System Historical Society will dedicate a new headquarters in Middleburg Heights on Sept. 23.

The group is having a grand opening and offering tours of the facility starting at 2 p.m.

The new headquarters is located at 6950 BBB Engle Road.