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
To be the leader in protecting and interpreting North America’s transportation heritage.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD
The NMOT Young Professionals (YoPRO) Board is an enthusiastic and talented group of diverse young professionals who share a passion for preserving history for the next generations. The purpose of the group is to bring these community leaders together to raise visibility of the Museum, attract a diverse audience, and assist with fundraising and promotional activities that ensure the continued success of The National Museum of Transportation.
Every member of The National Museum of Transportation Young Professionals Board is committed to:
- Serving as an enthusiastic advocate for the Museum, networking on behalf of the organization, and committing to the mission and goal of the organization,
- Attending social meetings of the YoPRO Board at least once per quarter,
- Contributing expertise to the group ensuring the organizations success,
- Assisting with fundraising and promotional activities as defined by the group,
- Being a member of The National Museum of Transportation.
The time commitment is estimated at 12-40 hours annually. Age range for YoPRO Board members is 25 – 45 years of age. Goal is to have 30 members on the Board.
To apply for consideration to The National Museum of Transportation Young Professional Board, please complete the following application. Qualifying candidates will be contacted within two weeks to meet to discuss participation.
Applicants are applying for the Class of 2022. This is a two-year commitment beginning on July 1, 2022.