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Extra Tools? Donate Them to the Museum of Transportation

Got extra tools? Donate them to the Museum of Transportation. Our gardening group is specifically looking for: Pointed shovels Ratchet loppers Hand cultivators Bow saws Large clean buckets Honeysuckle poppers Mattocks Small bypass pruners Wheelbarrows Questions? Call April on 847.289.9760 or email her at

McTague Donation Handlan Buck Mfg Co

Signal Lamp McTague Photo Donation

Handlan workers were captured assembling signal lamps in 1902 in the attached photo.  Their employer, St. Louis’ Handlan-Buck Manufacturing Company, was founded in 1856.  For over 120 years, Handlan-Buck one of the nation’s leading suppliers of railroad lamps and lanterns.  Handlan family member, Thomas McTague, recently donated digital copies of treasured photos from the company. The generosity of the public provides many of the artifacts used by the museum to create and continually enhance its many exhibits. If you would like to discuss donating an item(s) to the museum, please contact the Curator at (314) 821-1190, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by email at

Mai Donation Ellis KS_1950[1930]

Boss Lithograph Donation

The Museum of Transportation received a recent a donation of a framed, limited edition color lithograph entitled, “Ellis, Kansas - 1950.”  This gift from the Estate of Ernest H. Mai, is by artist, Michael K. Boss.  The lithograph was created from his original caesin painting that he describes as a depiction of Union Pacific steam and the Ellis, Kansas, railroad yard in their glory days. More of Boss’ work can be seen on his website http://www.michaelboss.com. The generosity of the public provides many of the artifacts used by the museum to create and continually enhance its many exhibits. If you would like to discuss donating an item(s) to the museum, please contact the Curator at (314) 821-1190, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by email at

Museum of Transportation Donation Policy

Donations of artifacts, archival materials and books from the public have enhanced the Museum of Transportation’s collections since its founding in 1944.  Individuals interested in making a donation should contact the Curator at (314) 821-1190, weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by email at museum@transportmuseumassociation.org. We would like discuss if your potential gift will be a suitable addition prior to sending or delivering material to the Museum. Your donation may also provide a valuable tax deduction. We encourage you to speak to your tax advisor about the benefits of a donation to the Museum. Our sincere appreciation goes to all who have donated or are considering donations to our