Building on Our Past Capital Campaign


These are exciting times for the Wheels O’ Time Museum! We have committed to an expansion plan and a significant artifact restoration plan so that we can continue our mission of preserving the past for the enjoyment and education of future generations. Plans for our new exhibition building and major projects are highlighted in the linked documents (Building on Our Past – Summary PlansBuilding on Our Past – Detailed Plans).  We have launched the Building on Our Past capital campaign since these growth plans come at no small cost to the Wheels O’ Time Museum.

We have been given a generous challenge grant opportunity by the Gilmore Foundation to help us raise needed funds and broad support for our new exhibition building and to restore and showcase our current artifacts, including the treasured Pullman train cars that were host to many a memorable occasion at Vonachen’s Old Place.  This challenge grant allows for gifts of up to $10,000 per donor household, made to the capital campaign after August 2019, to be matched fully.

We hope that you share our enthusiasm and will join with us in this ambitious and vital effort to ensure that our past is preserved for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Donor levels:
Preservation Society ($5,000 to $10,000 and above)
● Recognition and premier additional benefits to be mutually agreed
● Complimentary Family level gift membership valid for two years
● Artifact Society Benefits
Gallery Society ($2,500 to $4,999)
● Recognition and additional custom benefits to be mutually agreed
● Complimentary Family level gift membership valid for one year
● Artifact Society Benefits
Artifact Society ($500 to $2,499)
● Recognition on the Building on Our Past Donor Wall of Honor in New Exhibit Building
● Four complimentary individual tickets
● Curator Society Benefits
Curator Society (Up to $500)
● Donations will be acknowledged in a commemorative Building On Our Past Booklet

All donations are welcome and appreciated

Capital Campaign Donation Form

Thank you for joining us in Building on Our Past!
  • Please enter your name(s) as you wish to be recognized for your contribution. If this is a tribute gift, please provide information in the Tribute section below.
  • The Wheels O' Time Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We appreciate your support! (You will be taken to a payment page after you press the Submit button at the bottom of this form.)
  • If you are giving this gift in honor of or in memory of someone, please indicate so here.
  • Check if you will submit your donation to an employer's matching gifts program.
  • Company Name for Matching Gifts


1931 Restored Ahrens Fox fire truck to be properly displayed in new Exhibit Building