NEW BUFFALO RAILROAD MUSEUM

"the little museum that could"

New Buffalo, MI

Mission

The mission of the New Buffalo Railroad Museum shall be to promote, through the establishment and maintenance of a museum and allied projects, a program that will bring about a better understanding and appreciation by the community of its history, commerce, art, and natural environment.

Ruling year info

1988

President

Ms. Vanessa Thun

Main address

PO Box 3

New Buffalo, MI 49117 USA

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EIN

38-2799536

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Exhibits

Local history memorabilia, documents, and artifacts.  Model train layout.  Chessie System Box Car.  World War II Troop Car.

Population(s) Served

Founded in 1989 and located on the grounds of what was once the largest train yard in Southwestern Michigan and hub for both the Pere Marquette and Chesapeake & Ohio (later know as the Chessie System) railways, the New Buffalo Railroad Museum houses items of historic interest and value to the greater New Buffalo area and exhibits of artifacts relating to its rail industry. Come visit the New Buffalo Railroad Museum — There is something here for everyone!

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Financials

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Operations

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

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NEW BUFFALO RAILROAD MUSEUM

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vanessa Thun

Katha Kissman

Todd Van Buskirk

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No