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CONTOOCOOK RIVERWAY ASSOCIATION

So much of our future relies on preserving our past.

aka Contoocook Railroad Museum   |   Contoocook, NH   |  http://www.contoocookdepot.com

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Mission

The mission of the Contoocook Riverway Association is to restore and maintain the Contoocook train depot and its property, for the education and enjoyment of the community and its visitors.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Brian Erickson

Vice President

Steve Lux

Main address

PO Box 789

Contoocook, NH 03229 USA

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EIN

02-0507535

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Contoocook Riverway Association faces challenges with several restoration and maintenance projects due to funding constraints. The organization continues to work diligently to create new programs and fundraising events to raise money for these necessary projects.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Afternoon with HHS Class of 1952

Come and listen with the class of 1952 from Hopkinton High School as they share stories and reminisce about the past.

Population(s) Served
Adults

​What to expect:
Lots of vendors!
New/used model trains & accessories
Raffles, food & free parking
Tour the restored Contoocook Depot, Pullman coach, and covered train bridge on your way to or from the show!
Three operating layouts

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Outstanding Restoration of the Contoocook Railroad Depot 2006

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance

Affiliations & memberships

Kearsarge Regional Chamber of Commerce 2023

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of conferences held

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of paid admissions

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dinner on the train event, model railroad show, Christmas at the Depot artisan show. Impacted by COVID-19, the program has been ceased.

Number of free participants of guided tours

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Visitor Center and Museum - impacted 2020 by COVID-19

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Contoocook Riverway Association is offering custom-named bricks to you. In return, you'll help us continue the restoration of the Contoocook Depot. Our current project is putting in the brick and granite apron between the Depot and the train tracks that carry the Pullman Car that we continue to restore. We are also working on replacing the semaphore (signal) mast as the current has failed due to significant rot. We continue to restore the historic 1907 Pullman Passenger Coach as well as maintain the depot.

Different fundraising methods are in place such as a custom-named brick for an apron between the depot and the Pullman coach. Additional fundraising efforts include the Starry Starry Weekend - Christmas at the Depot artisan craft fair, mailers, gift shop and the reopening of the Contoocook Village Welcome Center.

Our board of directors is a strong group with many local assets to accomplish our fundraising efforts. Many volunteers and organizations work together to help us meet our goals by contributing monetarily or physically during our fundraiser events.

We have been unable to secure enough funding for an endowment. Our futuristic goal would be to have enough funds to create an endowment which would enable us to fund the typical expenses such as insurance, utilities, and basic amenities without impacting the maintenance or restoration projects that we encounter.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CONTOOCOOK RIVERWAY ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Erickson

Contoocook Riverway Association

Term: 2020 - 2024

Steve L Lux

Contoocook Riverway Association

Mark Winzeler

Contoocook Riverway Association

Brian Erickson

Contoocook Riverway Association

Dottie Brown

Contoocook Riverway Association

Fred Nystrom

Contoocook Riverway Association

David White

Contoocook Riverway Association

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes