The Lost Railway Museum receives a grant from
Consumers Energy Foundation for $25,000.
Jackson, MI (June 1, 2018) – The Lost Railway Museum is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. These funds will support the continued restoration of Interurban Car #29 and Car #47, development of educational programs and marketing the museum to the community. The museum welcomed its 5,000th guest since its opening in July 2017.
Most Interurban systems started in the late 19th century and only operated until the late 1920’s. A very short lifespan for such a significant industry that grew quickly and died just as fast. Most people alive today have never heard of the Interurban system. It is the Lost Railway.
“The Lost Railway Museum Board of Directors, the committee and the many volunteers are incredibly grateful to have been awarded this grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation”. Said Phil Willis, Chair of the Lost Railway Board of Directors.
Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants for capital funding and innovative projects and campaigns that align with our four focus areas: Social welfare, education, community, civic & cultural development and the environment.
L-R: Carolyn Bloodworth, Consumers Energy Foundation, Phil Willis, Chairman of LRM & Patti Poppe, CEO of Consumers Energy
Lost Railway Museum Receives Brick Award
from Jackson County Chamber!
Jackson, MI (December 20, 2017)
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced its 109th Annual Meeting Award Recipients at the 12/6/2017 Off the Clock.
The 2017 Brick Awards – Sponsored by the Jackson Commercial Contractors Association are presented to nominated Chamber members who have made substantial building improvements (internal/external) to their business location.
“Thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work, dedication and contribution of time and money”. They have made the Lost Railway Museum a reality” said Phil Willis, President of the Board of Directors.
Lost Railway Museum relives the history of the electric interurban railway era of the early 1900’s. It takes you through the transformation of the horse and buggy to the interurban electric railway to the automobiles. The museum shows an introductory video on the interurban railway history on the big screen in the theatre/banquet room. The video was produced by JTV. Come visit and see the model village of Grass Lake circa 1900.
The museum is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm. Also consider the museum for your next banquet or party, we have a unique space for any event.
The 109th Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Jackson College Potter Center from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Tickets are $65 per person. Call 517-782-8221 for reservations.