Special Projects

FIRE UP 611!

We are restoring the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 to operating condition, building a Preservation Facility to provide ongoing maintenance and education, and an endowment to keep her running for many years to come.
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ANDREW’S FUND FOR CHILDREN

This fund is in memory of young Andrew Hayes McKeever who loved trains and the VMT. Contributions to Andrew’s Fund provide free or discounted admission to nonprofits groups serving low-income children. Learn more about Andrew and the Fund, and donate…

SAVE THE MULE!

In memory of Dorn Thomas and his work to save this original Panama Canal Mule, the Museum and his family and friends are raising funds to restore Panama Canal Towing Locomotive No. 686 for future generations, and to continue to honor “the Men and Women that participated in the construction and operation of the Panama Canal.” Donate…

WINGS OVER VIRGINIA AVIATION GALLERY

The Museum seeks funds to continue to expand its newest gallery with more hands-on exhibits, better lighting, and a larger section for military aviation. We are also accepting artifact donations. The premiere exhibit Flight Talk contains an interactive oral history archive of the exciting stories of some of our region’s aviation heroes, but we are always looking to add more. The underwriting required to produce an individual’s story is $2,000. Contact Museum staff if you are interested. Donate…

AUTOMOTIVE GALLERY

Support for our automotive gallery enables us to showcase the excitement of the road and the development of technologies over time. Donations allow us to improve the gallery with new exhibits, improved signage, and hands-on educational activities. Donate…

Thank you for your support!