PARTNERSHIP OF PRESERVATION
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of TRANSPORTATION
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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

Dr. Darryl A. Ross


President of the Board


Ross Communications (retired)

Charles Taylor


Vice President of the Board


Attorney at Law

Lee Rottmann


Secretary of the Board


Feature Group USA

Terri McEachern


Executive Director - TNMOT

Charles J. Baine


Director

John Brophy


Director

Amy Burkemper


Director


TricorBraun

Richard Chenault, CPA


Director


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Frank Cunetto


Director

Trevette Fisher


Director


Union Pacific Railroad

Dr. Flint Fowler


Director


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

George Godat


Director


Spire, Inc.

Lindley James


Director

David Koller


Director


SLP Lighting

Nicole McPherson


Director


BJC Healthcare

John L. Stein


Director


Anheuser-Busch Inc. (retired)

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Automobile Advisory Committee


Mission: The Automobile Advisory committee is composed of 3-5 knowledgeable experts, including one board member, in automobile history or having practical experience in the automobile industry. These individuals will help guide the museum curator with locating automobile acquisitions as they pertain to the mission of the museum and deaccessions when necessary. They may also assist in various maintenance, repair, and restoration of the automobile collection.



Coby Ellison, Curator
(members listed alphabetically)
George Dorris
Mike Eberhardt
Michael Flaherty
John Hartmann
Kurt Valdez
Meetings: Committee meets four times a year or additionally as needed.

Rail Advisory Committee


Mission: The Railroad Advisory committee is composed of 3-5 knowledgeable experts, including one board member, in railroad history or having practical experience in the railroad industry. These individuals will help guide the museum curator with acquisitions or deaccession decisions relating to the collection. They may also assist with procurement and contract work with the existing railroad infrastructure on the museum grounds.



Coby Ellison, Curator
(members listed alphabetically)
Rich Chenault
Nick Fry
Ron Goldfedder
David Huelsing
Meetings: Committee meets four times a year or additionally as needed.

Library & Archives Advisory Committee


Mission: The Library & Archives Advisory committee is composed of subject-matter experts from the community whose mission is to promote and generate public interest in the Museum’s Library and Archives collections, and to support the work of the Curator of those collections.




Teresa Militello, Curator
(members listed alphabetically)
Natalie Drew
Jane Gleason
Lee Rottmann
Rena Schergen

Consulting:
Nancy McIlvaney

Meetings: This Committee meets semiannually on Fridays mornings at the Museum.

 

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.

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