$35 per year
One person, Non- transferable.
This membership is designed for anyone who is interested in trains, or in the Museum’s historic and educational programs. The Member receives a pass that identifies him/her as a Museum member with free admission to the Museum, library and facilities during regular business hours, plus notice of Museum activities, programs, events, e-newsletter, and membership-only opportunities that benefit you and your Railroad Museum.
$75 per year
Two adults/children, non-transferable.
This membership is designed for families who are interested in trains, or in the Museum’s historic and educational programs. The Member receives a pass that identifies them as a Museum member with free admission to the Museum, library and facilities during regular business hours, plus notice of Museum activities, programs, events, e-newsletter, and membership-only opportunities that benefit you and your Railroad Museum.
$20 per year
One person, Non- transferable.
Each volunteer receives a pass that identifies him/her as a Museum volunteer member and permission to access the Museum, library and facilities during regular business hours, plus notice of Museum activities, programs, events, and volunteer-only opportunities which benefit you and your Railroad Museum. Contact the Museum Director for specific requirements to qualify.
The HIGH IRON CLUB – Sustaining Level of Membership:
Golden Spike Level ($2,500 or more)
Silver Spike Level ($500 – $2,499)
Tin Spike Level ($100-$499)
For Supporters and Corporate Partners that wish to contribute the SDSRM at a higher annual level. Every High Iron Club member donating $250 or more will be recognized in The Waybill newsletter; on signage in the Museum; free admission passes to the Museum; notice of special Museum activities and programs; e-newsletter; and membership-only opportunities that benefit you and your Railroad Museum.
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Yes, I would like to be a member of the SDSRM and support the Museum’s efforts for 2015!
Please find my information below:
City, State, Zip
Office Use: ___ V ___ M ___ F ___HI PD ____ M/D _____
Please mail this completed application and payment to:
SDSRM – Membership
PO Box 1070
Hill City, South Dakota 57745-1070
* Payment by Credit Card accepted by Phone – Call 605-574-9000
Thank You for Your Membership Support of the SDSRM!
Rapid City Public Libraries
Community Voices – Looking Down the Tracks: Dakota Railroad Photography
Rapid City, SD – December 29, 2014 – Don’t miss the train!
On Thursday, January 8 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. upstairs at the downtown library (610 Quincy St.), we invite you to ‘hop on board’ for an informative and entertaining evening of railroading history and stories. Rick Mills, director of the South Dakota Railroad Museum in Hill City, will present railroad photos throughout the years featuring images of railroading in Rapid City and the surrounding area since the first ties and rails were laid in the 1870s. View photos of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley, the Crouch Line, the Chicago and North Western, and several others that have served the state in the past. Rick will also share images of today’s railroading and tell a few railroad stories. Be sure and bring your own family railroad memorabilia and remembrances to share.
This program was made possible with a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Rapid City Public Libraries have served the Rapid City area since 1879, and now have three locations, the downtown library at 610 Quincy Street, the north partner library within General Beadle Elementary School at 10 Van Buren Street, and the east partner library at Western Dakota Tech at 800 Mickelson Drive. All offer print and electronic resources for adults, young adults and children, as well as computers, internet access and a variety of programs and events. In March 2008, USA Today named the Rapid City Public Libraries’ downtown library as one of the nation’s 10 greatest places to “Find a Nook and Read a Book.”
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Annual Train Show and Christmas Celebration
November 28th through December 28th, 2014
Wonderfully decorated Christmas trees * Operating Scale Model Trains
Train-related Art, Gifts and Treasures * Historic Exhibits
Local Artists on Select Dates * Holiday Fun for All Ages
Friday, December 12 10am-4pm
*Saturday, December 13 10am-6pm
Burlington Northern Heritage Day
Sunday, December 14 12-4pm
Friday, December 19 10am-4pm
*Saturday, December 20 10am-6pm
Chicago and North Western Day
*Sunday, December 21 10am-6pm
Monday, December 22 10am-4pm
*Tuesday, December 23 10am-7pm
December 24 and 25
CLOSED – MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Friday, December 26 10am-4pm
Saturday, December 27 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 28 12-4pm
* 1880 TRAIN Holiday Express Trains operating (Train times/reservations call 605-574-2222)
Admission – Adults – $5 each * 12 and under – FREE
Video from KNBN-TV interview with Rick Mills – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Thanks to all that attended and sponsored our FIRST Annual Chew-Choo BBQ and Concert!
What can I say? Great Food, Great Friends, Great Music, Great Auction Items, and Great Weather – AMEN! Smiles for Miles – Just another thing that we strive for here at the SDSRM. THANK YOU to our great chefs Bob, Moni, John and Kris, our helpers from the Hill City Boys and Girls Club, our amazing musical talents Hank and Kenny, and also to our event sponsors and donors- SD WHEAT GROWERS, BNSF Railway, RCP&E Railroad, SD Arts Council, Coca-Cola, Action Mechanical, Great Western Tire, and Time Tool and Equipment.
Call for your tickets to a great afternoon of BBQ food, Music by South Dakota performing legends Hank Harris and Kenny Putnam, Live and silent auction action, FREE admission to the Museum, Fun entertainment for the family, and an exciting announcement about an unprecedented SDSRM promotion scheduled for 2015! YOUR ticket is only $25 for Adults – Kids 10 and under are FREE with a paid adult.
You are invited to dress in your favorite railroad attire – All Aboard!
It was a pleasure to welcome Jo Roebuck-Pearson, Bill Walsh and their guests into the “Museum dining car” on July 24th for an special evening – an evening of champagne, fine wines, and an authentic five-course meal featuring actual railroad dining service cuisine as researched and skillfully presented by hostess and Museum board member Marcia Mitchell.
The courses you ask?
Cream of Peanut Soup, Crab Imperial, Pennsylvania Salad, Escallops of Veal Piquante, and a delicious slice of Cantaloupe Pie… and five fine wines from our partners at Prairie Berry Winery.
Thank you! We count ourselves fortunate to count Bill and Jo as friends and supporters of the Museum.
June 1, 2014, marked the first day of operations of South Dakota’s newest railroad – the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad. The new company’s corporate offices are located in Rapid City – the base from which the railroad will operate over 650 miles of former C&NW/DM&E/CP and GN/BN trackage in South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Minnesota.
The railroad’s first repainted locomotive – the RCP&E SD40-2 number 3420, is pictured leading train HURC (Huron-Rapid City) at Owanka, South Dakota, on June 4th.
It has been a memorable Memorial Day here at the Museum. On this day, we honor all of our Nation’s veterans and others that have served this country and touched our lives including family members, friends, and railroaders. While shooting the image of the Museum’s newest HO locomotive on the layout Kelly Christofferson and her daughters Dalaney and Sedona stopped by to visit. In visiting with Kelly, she told me that her granddad Charles Easley had worked for the CB&Q and later the BN out of Galesburg, Illinois, for many years before his retirement. Our Burlington items and other childhood recollections of him brought Kelly to tears – what fond memories!
Also, the new HO scale locomotive, the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern # 6359, the Mount Rushmore, is shown on the layout. As of May 31st, the real #6359 will remain a part of the Canadian Pacific Railway but the west end of the former DM&E in South Dakota will become the new Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad – a new era in South Dakota railroading begins… more memories for us.
Thanks to John Kilbride for locating this collectible HO model for us in New Jersey, and for its donation by Jack Stengel.