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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 a gift or two for you. Each level of support receives specific benefit gifts. If your company offers a match program, your giving level will be adjusted accordingly within our records. 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.

Surveyor - $35 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Museum Newsletter Subscription

Grader - $60 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Museum Newsletter Subscription
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Magnet*
  • One-Time 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases

Gandy Dancer - $100 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Museum Newsletter Subscription
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Magnet*
  • Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2016 Union Pacific Calendar*

Track Foreman - $250 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Museum Newsletter Subscription
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Magnet*
  • Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2016 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*

Chief Engineer - $500 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Museum Newsletter Subscription
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Magnet*
  • Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2016 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Coaster Set*

Superintendent - $1,000 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Museum Newsletter Subscription
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Magnet*
  • Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2016 Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Coaster Set*
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum Desk Clock*
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific’s special events, such as train excursions, museum celebrations and museum VIP exhibit preview events.

*To Be Distributed Fall 2015

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.