Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays!

From right to left, Gary, shipwright;
Peggy, marketing; Cristy, registrar 
and volunteer coordinator; Jessie,
deputy director; Jennifer, bookkeeper;
Stathi, curator of collections; James,
visitor services; Richard, director.
The museum staff got together this week to reflect on another successful year for the Museum.  Most importantly, the Museum served more than 120,000 visitors on the train, in the depot, on a tour, or in a classroom.  To advance the cause, a number of important projects were completed.  The first steam in 25 years, completion of coach 218 rehabilitation, major work on bridge 35, reconstruction of track at Snoqualmie Falls near the Snoqualmie Falls Depot, completion of a new exhibit "The Railroad built the Northwest," and completing design and securing permits for the new restrooms, classroom, and library at the Railway History Center were just a few of the year's highlights. 

How was all this possible? The generous support of local agencies, individuals, foundations, local and state government, business, more than 14,000 hours from 137 volunteers, and the governance of an engaged and supportive Board of Trustees of 11 people.  A lot goes into running a successful museum!

From all of us to all of you, thank you for your continued interest and support, and Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

David said...

Spike, Pretty impressive! Keep up the good work. We hope to make the drive from East Tennessee to the NW in the next couple of years and we're looking forward to visiting your museum. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave