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January 26, 2015 - Train Depot Restoration Wednesday, 27 May 2015

David Breland, Director of Historic Resources, City of Decatur, AL, quoted, “ALL ABOARD!  It is time to stand up for our Depot!  This 1905 architectural and historical gem is a symbol of our city and both its past and future.  We want a first-class museum here to be enjoyed not only by ourselves, but also by our children and grandchildren and by visitors to our city.  Please g...ive generously to insure that this treasure is restored to its former glory!”     

Contributions can be made to the Depot through The Community Foundation of Greater Decatur for Depot restoration.  Contributions will be applied first to the required $200,000 of community-based support necessary to restore the transportation museum portion of the building itself.  Contributions in excess of this amount will assist in furnishing the transportation museum portion of the project and also to purchase historic artifacts for the museum.

Subject to City Council approval, naming rights with appropriate signage are available for the following portions of the museum:  Naming of the entire transportation museum $100,000, naming of the main large interior room of the museum $50,000, naming of the ticket office media room/mini-theater $25,000, naming of the exterior loading area between the Depot and the tracks (which will be converted to an excellent sitting/train-watching area) $50,000.

For more information on the project and/or naming rights, contact David Breland at 256-565-3788.



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