The Wheels Have Stopped But the Work Continues!

About the Project

The wheels have stopped at the Trolley Museum during the COVID-19 outbreak.  We remain concerned for the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff - as well as the whole community.

National Capital Trolley Museum canceled a full spring season of school groups in our education program, four special events, including our signature "Cavalcade of Trolleys," and ten weekends of public hours.  The estimated revenue loss is in excess of $10,000, or 15 percent of earned revenue during our busy spring season.  In addition, a new exhibit installation and several restoration and conservation projects have been delayed.

However, the work continues behind the scenes at National Capital Trolley Museum.  Our Program Director and Bookkeeper must work ahead to plan future programs and pay the bills!  In addition to paying the staff, the Museum needs to purchase hardware and software to allow them to work remotely.

Your generous gift will help the staff continue their work so the Trolley Museum is ready to re-open in the near future.





Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$10,000 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 52 days ago
  • Donate $50 or more

    Your gift of $50 provides a stipend to students who work in our Museum Store and are unemployed during the time the Museum is closed.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Your donation of $100 will allow us to purchase updated software to allow the bookkeeper to work remotely.
    (6 of 10 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Your donation of $250 will support the salary of our bookkeeper for one month.
    (4 of 4 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Your donation of $500 helps the Museum to purchase laptops and software to allow the Program Director and bookkeeper to work remotely.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Your donation of $1000 covers the salary of the Program Director for one month.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$0 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,000 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 52 days ago

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