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The Foundation Leaders pose with Department of Recreation and Parks Kurt Ulbrich and Joe Salaices while Volunteer Jarrod Lord stands ready on the handcar for demonstrations on this year's Depot Day.  Our annual open house was a great success!  We gave over 400 tours through 5 of the historic railcars - featuring special China and Silver displays in the Dining Car.  Music was provided by The Conductors, The Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band, the Burbank High School Jazz Band, and the Burbank High Jazz Combo, featuring our own volunteer Jonathan Afzali!  The Foundation received donation checks from NBC Universal and the Community of the Verdugos Foundation, and we received a commendation from the City of Los Angeles and Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office, as well.  It was a beautiful and successful day for the Travel Town Museum!


The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.

The Foundation supports Travel Town by helping the Department of Recreation & Parks to fund and administer the Museum's volunteer programs, restoration projects and educational outreach efforts. Many of the Museum's programs and activities are funded through grants and donations along with proceeds from our Museum Gift Shop.

We hope you will come for a visit and experience all the Park has to offer you and your family. Become a member, volunteer, shop in the Gift Shop, take a Docent Tour, ride the train and, most of all, keep the rails alive! See you soon!

The Travel Museum Town Foundation is a dba of the American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc.,
 a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks



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