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Become a Patron

Thank you for your interest becoming a Patron!

Admission to the Museum is free, so your donation helps us provide a world-class museum experience to everyone, regardless of their current financial situation.

Your Patronage Helps Us:

  • Provide an educational museum experience to everyone who wishes to learn about the history of the railroad.

  • Protect and tell the story of the transcontinental railroad, those who built it and those who maintain it today.

  • Maintain an extensive compilation of artifacts, photographs, documents and equipment from one of our nation's most ambitious endeavors.

  • Fund our Outreach and Education program, which reached more than 8,000 students in 2014. Our programs bring local history into the classroom to make history come alive for students.

As you can see, your support is vital to the operation of our beloved museum.

Become a Patron:

  • Mail It In:

Print, complete, and mail this form to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA, 51503.

  • Use PayPal

Sign up right now. It's quick and easy! Just follow the prompts.

Select Desired Patron Level

Or Subscribe to an Automatic Annual Donation Via PayPal

Select Desired Patron Level

  • If you would prefer to give a one-time donation without becoming a Patron, please click here.

Patron Benefits:

Your patronage provides the gift of history to the community, and we'd like to express our appreciation in return with membership benefits. See the list below for details about each level.

If you would like to opt out of the gifts, please let us know by sending us an email.

Individual Memberships:

Surveyor - $50 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Quarterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Events

Gandy Dancer - $100 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Qurterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • One-Year, Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Events

Track Foreman - $250 Annually

  • Patron Card

  • Qurterly Golden Spike Newsletter

  • One-Year, Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases

  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*

  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*

  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Events

  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum

Chief Engineer - $500 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Qurterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • One-Year, Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*
  • VIP Event Invitations, If Scheduled
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events
  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum
  • "Behind the Scenes" Tour with Museum Staff

Superintendent - $1,000 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Qurterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • One-Year, Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*
  • VIP Event Invitations, If Scheduled
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events
  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum
  • "Behind the Scenes" Tour with Museum Staff

If your company offers a match program, your individual membership level will be adjusted accordingly.

*To Be Distributed Fall 2016

Organization Memberships:

Track Foreman - $250 Annually

  • Qurterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events

Chief Engineer - $500 Annually

  • Quarterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events
  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum
  • VIP Event Invitations, If Scheduled

Superindendent - $1,000 Annually

  • Quarterly Golden Spike Newsletter
  • 2017 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events
  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum
  • VIP Event Inviations, If Scheduled
  • Corpoate/Organizational Member Employee Day

All memberships expire at the end of the calendar year. For applications received after September 1, applicants will become members for the remainder of the current calendar year and the following calendar year.

The Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your patronage is tax-deductible as specified by the IRS.

© Copyright 2015 Friends of Union Pacific Railroad Museum.