Join Honorary Chairs, Judge Bob and Pat Hebert at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum for its upcoming evening fundraiser “A Night at the Museum”. The outdoor, casual event is slated for Saturday, June 30, 2018 on the Museum grounds at 1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg, TX from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Come see the progress on the MoPac Caboose renovations, the newly painted Gallery building, the 1879 passenger car (the “Quebec”), the Garden Railroad (a G Gauge (1:29 scale) model railroad depiction of Rosenberg and Richmond in the 1950’s with live plants, replica automobiles, animals and people and various historic buildings), and other exhibits while enjoying some tasty bites from local eateries plus wine, beer and live music. RRM’s “A Night at the Museum” will preview a future exhibit, Stories from the Past, a culmination of oral histories and a visual display of the stories of former railroad workers and residents of Fort Bend County, sharing how railroading shaped our lives today. “We challenge all Fort Bend area individuals and businesses to support our rich railroad history through a sponsorship or ticket purchases for this fun event where all can see what the museum has to offer ‘up-close and personal’” says Museum Executive Director, Tracy Hobdy.
The event will feature both live and silent auctions with all of the event proceeds going to support museum operations. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and can be purchased at the Museum’s website: www.rosenbergRRmuseum.org or by calling 281-633-2846.
Sponsorships of the event offer many benefits,and at certainlevelsguestshave theopportunity to attend a private reception at the EbellHouse with distinguished chairs, Judge Bob and Pat Hebert. The top three sponsor levels receive ticketsto aspecial preview eventwhere guestswill be able to view and tour the Ebell House built by Rosenberg Mayor J.A. Carter in 1902 as a wedding proposal to the widowed Louise Ebell, a pioneer business woman and one of the first settlers in Rosenberg. Former Rosenberg Mayor Joe Gurecky and his wife Doris are the current owners and have restored this home to its original splendor with historic accuracy.Don’t miss the opportunity to support the Museum and attend the special preview event—learn more and sign up to be a sponsortoday at:www.rosenbergRRmuseum.orgunder the Events pull down.
Special thanks to our Engineer level sponsors: NewQuest Properties and Fort Bend County Treasurer-elect Bill and Lisa Rickert and to our Conductor level sponsors: Brenda and Greg Cauthen, Gurecky Manufacturing Service, Inc, County Judge Bob Hebert, Wharton County Junior College/Texas State Technical College and Johnson Development Corp.
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is dedicated to its mission of preservation and education of Fort Bend’s important railroad history and brings in visitors from all over the county and the surrounding Houston areas. The Museum has seen amazing growth in the last few years with an increase to almost 20,000 visitors from 10,000 visitors just five years ago. In 2017, the Museum held three successful fun-filled festivalsthat brought out the young and young at heart. In addition, educationprogram attendance has grown to over 2500 children with new school field trips and home school programs in 2017.
With all this exciting news, the Museum needs YOU! The Museum, a 501 (c) 3, (tax ID # 31-1656988) relies on private and corporate donations to keep its doors open and continue its mission. The community’s support will help continue the great progress made to keep the Museum moving full steam ahead! Can’t attend the event but want to make a donation? Visit the website under the Get Involved pull down: www.rosenbergRRmuseum.org.