Support Us

The Hennepin Overland Railway Historical Society is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that relies on admission fees and donations to support its operational costs. You can help support the museum by volunteering, donating, joining, or lending us exhibits for our museum.


Can't afford membership? Help out in whatever way you are able! Volunteers are not permitted to run trains or gain free admission to operating sessions unless it is in a working capacity. If it weren't for our volunteers we wouldn't have this website!


Monetary donations and donations of railroading memorabilia and model railroad equipment further our cause. Depending on your situation your donation may be tax deductible. Under some circumstances you will realize MORE value for model railroading equipment or memorabilia by donating it than selling wholesale.* The Hennepin Overland regularily provides guidance on how to appraise collections for tax or estate purposes.* We'll take anything, but check out the wanted page for items we particularly are in need of.

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Lend Us Your Stuff

Have interesting, unique, or historically significant model railroading equipment or railroad memorabilia that you’re not ready to part with just yet? Depending on what you have the Hennepin Overland may be interested in putting your goods on display at our facility.


*The Hennepin Overland Railway Historical Society does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.