Members of the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society have started creating new exhibits for use in the baggage room of that museum. The Board of Directors and the Museum Committe have designed several new, light-weight display panels to replace
old, heavy, plywood folding screen type panels. Made by Richmond Signscapes and museum member Jennifer Tompkins, the new panels feature a background of “Southern Railway green” with the SR logo at the bottom in yellow.
Lighter, more easily moved displays are desirable because the displays need to be moved to the side when the museum is rented out for
events such as dances, birthday parties, or wedding receptions. In addition, the new exhibit panels are much more attractive with an up-to-date design. There is nothing that will fade on the boards and they could actually be used over again by simply printing a new covering. The new display panels cost about $400 each. This includes the cost of design, layout, some scanning, printing, delivering, assembly, printing materials, metal brackets, and floor mounts.
Work is already underway on more display panels. Donations are always welcome for the cost of new exhibit panels – either in whole or in part. Donors are given credit on each board. The public is invited to come see the museum’s striking new exhibits. Admission is always free, but donations are accepted. Children of all ages are welcome.
The Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society Inc.is a voluntary, non-profit Virginia educational organization. They
invite anyone with an interest in railroads to come to their monthly meetings at the Hull Street Station (the former Southern Railway passenger station at 102 Hull Street). The meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. .
Their website is odcnrhs.org.