Become a Patron

Thank you for your interest becoming a Patron!

Your support is crucial to our mission of educating the public about the past, present, and future of America's premier railroad. Your patronage ensures our ability to provide quality exhibits and educational programming to a diverse audience.

  • 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 6,000 students in 2015. Our classroom programs 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.

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Or Subscribe to an Automatic Annual Donation Via PayPal

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  • 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 patron 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 Patron Benefits:

Surveyor - $50 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Events
  • One-year, unlimited 15% discount to the Museum's gift shop

Gandy Dancer - $100 Annually

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

Track Foreman - $250 Annually

  • Patron Card
  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Events
  • One-Year, Unlimited 15% Discount on Museum Gift Shop Purchases
  • Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Exclusive Union Pacific Holiday Ornament*
  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum

Chief Engineer - $500 Annually

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

Superintendent - $1,000 Annually

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

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

*To Be Distributed in the Fall

Organization Patron Benefits:

Track Foreman - $250 Annually

  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events
  • Union Pacific Calendar*

Chief Engineer - $500 Annually

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

Superintendent - $1,000 Annually

  • Advance Notice for Union Pacific Railroad Museum Special Events
  • Union Pacific Calendar*
  • Recognition Displayed Inside Museum
  • VIP Event invitations, If Scheduled
  • Corporate/Organizational Employee Day

All patron benefits expire at the end of the calendar year. For applications received after September 1, patron benefits will be extended for the remainder of the current calendar year and the following calendar year.

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