The Minnesota Streetcar Museum focuses on the preservation of Minnesota’s electric railway history by acquiring, restoring, maintaining and operating a fleet of eight historic Minnesota streetcars at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in Minneapolis and the Excelsior Streetcar Line in Excelsior. MSM also preserves artifacts, papers and photographs that it uses to interpret Minnesota’s electric railway history. The organization is all-volunteer with no paid employees. The Minnesota Streetcar Museum (MSM) was created in December 2004 as part of the restructuring of the Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM), which “spun off” its streetcar operations to MSM during the winter of 2004-2005. MTM, which now focuses on railroading, was founded in 1962 to preserve Twin City Lines streetcar No. 1300 and over the years, expanded into a multi-modal transportation museum—preserving buses, a steamboat, streetcars, trains and several railroad-related buildings.
We have no paid employees, but approximately 350 members of which approximately 125 are active volunteers.
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We have always relied on volunteer “crew callers” who would call each of our volunteers and allow them to sign up for shifts for the following month. This removes that impediment and allows volunteers to sign up for their own shifts.
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…quick to reply to our concerns… – Chris Heck – Minnesota Streetcar Museum
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