It's time for replacement when the exhibit itself is an antique!!

About the Project

What was state of the art in 1997 is now a curiosity more than an appealing Museum exhibit.  The Museum has a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant toward the replacement of its From Horsecars to Light Rail exhibit with expanded content presented on 32" touch-screen monitors.  Now titled Streetcars: From Horses to Electric, the new exhibit enables visitors to learn how street railway technology evolved, to study the streetcar routes which built the National Capital area, and to identify the parts of a streetcar. 

As the Museum prepares to celebrate fifty years of service to the National Capital area, help the Museum match the MHAA grant and get ready for this anniversary.

Project Budget 
Interactive program development                                                                                $9,940
Graphics scans                                                                                                                400
Four 32" touch screen monitors, mounting brackets & computer processing unit         8,100 
 In-kind volunteer hours for research and assembly                                                      1,560
TOTAL                                                                                                                       $20,000
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant                                                                   $10,000
In- volunteer hours                                                                                                         1,560
Funds to be raised                                                                                                       $8,440
TOTAL                                                                                                                        $20,000

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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$480 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 516 days ago
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    The Museum acknowledges your generosity in its bi-monthly newsletter.
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    VIP invitation to join the exhibit opening at the Museum
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    A Museum docent provides a private, twenty-minute tour for your group of up to four
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$9,520 to go. Every dollar helps.
$480 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 516 days ago

Founding Sponsors

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  • $200
    Erik Ledbetter
    over 1 year ago
  • $280
    Marsha Kaiser
    over 1 year ago
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