The Western New York Railway Historical Society, WNYRHS, is striving to preserve Western New York's rich railroad heritage and history. Through the restoration and preservation of steam engine - PRR I1sa #4483, NYC 1102, BC#43, NJ#15, Two Depots, other rolling stock, cabooses from 6 major railroads, and the further development of the Heritage DiscoveRY Center as an interpretive museum to house hundreds of railway artifacts.
|The Society has long-ago learned to stretch our dollars as far as possible through donated materials, services and the labors of our dedicated volunteers. However, funding is still needed so we can continue making progress at the depots, cars and museum site and in light of the unfortunate cancellation of our November 2020 and February 2021 Train Shows due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this fund raising plea comes at a critical time for the WNYRHS.
With reduced hours at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center, along with the cancelation of several fundraising events scheduled this year at the Williamsville and Orchard Park Depots and the loss of car rental income with no train rides out of Medina, donations and revenues have been severely impacted. The recent spikes in COVID in our region and across the country is now affecting our planning for events in 2021.
We have tasked ourselves to raise $40,000 for the WNYRHS over the next few months. The funding will help us keep the heat on at the museum and Orchard Park and Williamsville Depots. It will also allow us to continue to work on priority projects to keep the Society moving forward. With the generosity of the public we have seen in our region, many small donations would help us quickly reach our goal. We know that it's not possible for all of our members to donate, however we do ask to give what you can. Every donation will help us to continue on the path of progress that we have set before us. Remember we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so any donation is tax deductible if you can itemize.
You can make your check payable to: WNYRHS, Inc. 100 Lee St Buffalo, NY 14210 or online by using our secure PayPal Donate Button below. Thank you for taking time to read and respond to this appeal for support. While the depots are shut down for the winter, the Heritage DiscoveRY Center is open each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. We are in the process of installing new displays for your enjoyment and we hope you can stop by!
|Heritage DiscoveRY Center News Updates - 12/12/20|
What's New & Updated !
|1/10/21||BUFFALO & WNY RAILROAD HISTORY PAGE UPDATED|
|2/20/21||HISTORY PAGE - "GLASS CITY LIMITED" RAILFAN TRIP - 1985|
|2/4/21||ORCHARD PARK DEPOT UPDATES - 2021|
|12/17/20||WILLIAMSVILLE DEPOT UPDATES - 2020|
|12/12/20||MEMBERSHIP UPDATES - 2020|
|10/18/20||REMEMBERING PRR #4483's 60th BIRTHDAY - 1983|
|9/1/20||"THE BLUE FLAG" - WORK ORDERS 2020|
|8/31/20||BUFFALO CREEK #43 - 2020 UPDATES|
|7/7/20||ROLLING STOCK UPDATE - 2020|
Contact Us: Orchard Park - 716-662-7002 Williamsville - 716-633-7002
Heritage Discovery Center - 716-821-9360 WNYRHS Inc., 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York 14210
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The WNYRHS, Inc., 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY. 14210, is an independent organization and has no affiliation with any other local or national group.
The Society is a fully qualified organization under 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all donations to the Society are tax deductible.
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