Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

aka SFTM   |   Shelburne Falls, MA   |  http://www.sftm.org

Mission

To preserve railroad and trolley history and artifacts, especially of the Franklin County, Massachusetts area, and to educate the public about these artifacts and historical information through collection, restoration, display, demonstration and interpretation.
This mission is carried out by:
* Preserving railroad and trolley history and artifacts by collecting, restoring and displaying trolley cars, locomotives, rolling stock, tools, equipment, photographs, ephemera and other items associated with the purpose, use, operation, function, study and enjoyment of railroads and trolleys.
* Recreating the experience of an early-1900's rural street railway by giving rides on our demonstration railway on restored trolley and railroad equipment. The rides include interpretive talks on the history and uses of the equipment, the importance to the community of the services the railroad and trolleys provided and their role in the development of the community.
* Offering educational programs to area schools and organizations about the history of the local trolley and railroad operations.
* Restoring and maintaining the historic Freight House and yard to demonstrate their significance on the community.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Robert "Sam" Bartlett

Main address

14 Depot St PO Box 272

Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

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EIN

04-3133373

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

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Our programs

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

SFTM provides rides on its restored 1896 trolley car to demonstrate transportation systems of 100 years ago. Each ride includes an interpretive talk describing the trolley, the street railway, the restoration process, and answers any questions that the visitors might have. Visitors also can view the other railroad equipment on display and photographs of the early street railway days and other artifacts. Interpretive rides on an antique hand-powered pump car are also available.

Population(s) Served

Our trained volunteer crew operates our restored trolley for the public . Rides include a description of local life in the early 20th century, especially as relates to transportation, and a description of how No. 10 was saved and restored.

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Affiliations & memberships

Association of Railway Museums (ARM) 2011

Financials

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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2012
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Board co-chair

David Dye

No Affiliation

Term: 2011 - 2012


Board co-chair

Alden Dreyer

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Term: 2011 - 2012

David Bartlett

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David Dye

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Alden Dreyer

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Shirley Pelletier

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David Goff

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Betsy Wholey-Osell

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Robert "Sam" Bartlett

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Gerald Besser

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Anthony Jewell

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William Kaiser

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Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette

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James Wholey-Osell

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