PARTNERSHIP OF PRESERVATION
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of TRANSPORTATION
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national museum of transportation

The Museum was founded in 1944 by a group of historically minded citizens who had acquired the mule-drawn streetcar “Bellefontaine.”

In 1948, the Transport Museum Association (TMA) incorporated as a non-profit educational organization to better serve the financial and volunteer needs of the Museum. Land was acquired on Barrett Station in St. Louis County, along the right-of-way of the historic Missouri Pacific Railroad, and over the years, the mule-drawn streetcar was joined by hundreds of other significant exhibits.

On September 1, 1979, the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation formally assumed the operation and development of the Museum, accepting it as a gift from the original founders in February 1984.

 

TNMOT SINCE 1944

 

 

TODAY + BEYOND
On January 1, 2017, the Museum returned to the status of a private museum under the purview of the Transport Museum Association. In August, 2018, the Transport Museum Association migrated to its present name, The National Museum of Transportation.


To be the leader in protecting and interpreting North America’s transportation heritage.

 

MUSEUM MANAGEMENT

Terri McEachern


Executive Director

Dr. Darryl A. Ross


President of the Board

Charles Taylor


Vice President of the Board

Michael Morhaus, CPA


Treasurer of the Board

Charles J. Baine


Director

John Brophy


Director

Paula Buie


Director

Richard Chenault, CPA


Director

Frank Cunetto


Director

Lindley James


Director

Neil F. Norkaitis


Director

Lee Rottmann


Director

Charles Taylor


Director

Ted Williams


Director

OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
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As a private institution, our members and donors are an invaluable asset in maintaining and growing our organization for years to come.