Monetary Donations

ECRM offers so many different experiences and services to our patrons, and we need help to fund each of these areas. You can choose to donate to any of our specific funds to help us complete projects in that category of our services.

If you don’t want to specify which fund to donate to, simply choose the General Fund from the dropdown menu in our donation form below.

General Fund

General Fund

This fund helps us with day-to-day operations, keeping our doors open and our lights on so everyone can enjoy the museum!

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Artifact Collection Fund

Artifact Collection Fund

Help us maintain our collection and develop new displays & exhibits in the museum.

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Education Fund

Education Fund

This fund helps us to improve our educational programming for field trips, camp days, and PA days!

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Restoration Fund

Restoration Fund

Help us to restore our larger artifacts like our rolling stock so they can continue to be enjoyed by the public!

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Building Improvement Fund

Building Improvement Fund

This fund helps us to improve our facility and make it a more pleasant space for our visitors!

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Current Projects

These are the specific projects that ECRM staff and volunteers are currently working on. Donations made to these funds will have a direct impact on the completion of these projects.

Raise the Roof: Phase 2

Raise the Roof

Help us to continue the repair of our roof so we can preserve the Michigan Central Railroad Locomotive Shop as a historic site!

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Transfer Table

Transfer Table

This outdoor machinery, located on the East side of our building, helps us to move around our train cars for display.

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Supervisor's Office: Phase 1

Supervisor's Office

Help us to renovate this indoor area to create a workshop space for educational programming!

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L&PS Car 14

L&PS Car 14

Car 14 is one of our train cars under restoration. Help our staff and volunteers continue their work to bring this car to life!

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Send a Class to ECRM

Send a Class to ECRM

This fund acts as a bursary program to help a class of students to visit ECRM for educational programming. Help us help a class in need!

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Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility

We want our patrons to be able to access our artifacts and exhibits online. Help us to create digital tools for our website to expand our offerings!

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Electrify ECRM

Electrify ECRM

Our Rolling Stock Gallery is living in the dark ages. Help us to upgrade our electrical system so that we can improve our facility for our rentals, special events, and new museum displays!

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Temporary & Rotating Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits

We like to change up our displays every now and then to keep things fresh for our visitors. Help us to develop new displays, or to bring in temporary exhibits from other museums!

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