The Lost Railway Museum


Imagine the time before paved streets, cars and buses. Village streets bustling with activity and people in the early 1900’s of Grass Lake. The electric Interurban railway system is the primary mode of public transportation. More than six railways intersected Jackson County and delivered visitors to and from Ann Arbor, Jackson, Battle Creek and Lansing. Now, get ready to see what that time was like at the Lost Railway Museum.

OPEN: Wed & Thurs. 11-4 pm and Sat. 9-4 pm.


A TEAM OF LEADERS WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY


The Lost Railway Museum board of directors and committee possess the skills and experience in entrepreneurship, business development, finance and law that are necessary to successfully manage this venture. The committee includes Phil Willis, Jim Stormont,Jay Drouillard, Rich Willis, Scott Willis, Jon Flannery, Ken Soderbeck, Don Dakin, Tom Grace, Bob Brownsey, Bob Cole, and Tom Nolte.

The wheels are turning and it’s time to get on board!

As the project moves forward, it is attracting the interest of many strong supporters from the greater Jackson community who can contribute to its success. In addition to the board, restoration committee and facilities team, Ella Sharp Museum has offered help with developing exhibits and building a strong museum management structure. Bob Michaels and Mike Ambs with RjM are assisting with marketing and communications plans. Lynne Loftis, retired executive director of the Ella Sharp Museum, is assisting with research and content development. And, the project fits clearly within the promotional objectives of Experience Jackson, Jackson County’s visitor bureau.

GET INVOLVED

The LRM needs your help.
Brick Sales
$300 for 8" x 8"
$175 for 4" x 8"
Click here for a writable PDF
Contact Co-Chairs Rich Willis or Don Dakin

Donations
By making a donation (corporate or individual), In memory of someone, towards the restoration or as a year end donation, together we can grow tourism for all of Jackson County by telling the story of the Lost Railway Museum. Click here for a writable PDF

Memorabilia
We would appreciate any memorabilia from the interurban era on loan or as a gift. It will be presented to a committee for review and then a decision will be made.

SEND YOUR DONATIONS TO:

Lost Railway Museum
142 W. Michigan Ave., P.O. BOX 574
Grass Lake, MI 49240

HELP MAKE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS AND HELP THE COMMUNITY. JOIN THE GROWING NUMBER OF GRASS LAKE AND JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO ARE BACKING THIS EFFORT. EVERY DONATION WILL HELP BRING THIS WONDERFUL MUSEUM TO LIFE.