About the WW&F Railway Museum

Museum Mission Statement

The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, Inc., is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to acquire, preserve, and restore the operation of narrow gauge railroads and equipment which operated in the Sheepscot Valley and on other roads and to establish a Museum for the display of artifacts for enlightenment and education of the general public concerning the social and economic impact of railroads on the communities served.

What Are We?

The WW&F Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the display and preservation of the two-foot gauge Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway; and its predecessor roads, the WW&F Railroad and the Wiscasset and Quebec Railroad. To that end, we attempt to replicate history as best we can, through the use of steam locomotives, hand signals, and the methods used by people on the original railroad, as much as possible. We are entirely volunteer-run.

Membership

Membership is only $30 per year for an annual membership, or $300 for a lifetime membership. Your membership gives you an excellent glossy 8-page bimonthly newsletter, which allows you to keep track of activities of the volunteers, and an annual fundraising letter. The annual fundraiser helps us every year with Museum expansion. You may either send a check made out to WW&F Railway Museum to our mailing address; or you can do it on-line via the PayPal button at the top of this page (be sure to contact the Membership Secretary to tell her what you've done).

Governance

The Museum is governed by Bylaws, which specify a 9-person Board of Directors. Board meetings are held every month, usually on the second Friday of the month beginning at 4:30 PM, and held on Museum grounds. Any member that wants to is invited to attend the meetings. Board elections are held every year, for 3 of the 9 seats. Officers are elected by the board. The bylaws specify that the first Saturday of May shall be the organization's Annual Meeting.


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