Your help is needed to keep the DULUTH sleeping car project moving ahead as part of the multi-year restoration plan. To keep the project on schedule, Mid-Continent Railway Museum is announcing a matching fund drive with a goal of raising $30,000 for the project by the end of 2021.
What This Fund Drive is For
The purpose of this fund drive is to raise needed funds for several key areas of the car’s restoration, including:
- restoring the sleeping compartment woodwork and components
- restoring the interior ceilings and headliners
- restoring/recreating the stained glass windows
- purchase new poplar siding and trim for the exterior
- purchase green plush fabric for the seats
Double Your Gift!
A select group of individuals has generously pledged to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000 to help us reach our goal of $30,000! Now we need your help to take full advantage of the matching offer and to have the necessary funding for restoration work through 2022.
To offer more flexibility and options for donors to take advantage of this matching offer, payment can be deferred until June of 2022 provided a pledge is made by the end of 2021.
Update: GOAL ACHIEVED!
Thank you to our donors for helping us achieve our $15,000 goal. YOU are the reason these restorations happen and our organization cannot thank you enough.
While donations above the $15,000 mark won’t be matched dollar-per-dollar they still make a big impact- so feel free to continue to earmark donations for DULUTH. More work and more donations will be needed to bring the DULUTH car all the way to completion.
Please stay tuned to our social media, website and email list for updates on the restoration progress of this turn of the century sleeping car.
How to Donate
Making your donation to the DULUTH project and getting it matched is easy and takes only a few minutes.
Donate by Check
Donations by check can be made out to Mid-Continent Railway Museum and mailed to:
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
P.O. Box 358
North Freedom, WI 53951
Be sure to write “DULUTH Matching Fund Drive” on the check memo line so we can properly process your donation.
Donate by Charge Card or PayPal
You can donate instantly using any major credit or debit card or by PayPal.
Track Our Progress
We need your help to reach $15,000 in donations for the DULUTH so that we can collect the match and raise the full $30,000 for the project. This page will be updated on a regular basis to show our progress toward that goal.
Donations & Pledges Received
as of Nov. 4, 2021 at 11:53 AM
Total Impact So Far
as of Nov. 4, 2021 at 11:53 PM