The Mineral Point Railroad Society was formed back in 2000 for the purpose of saving and restoring the former Mineral Point railroad depot. After several years of restoration, and considerable support from the community, the depot reopened as a museum in 2004.
Since that time, the Mineral Point Railroad Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors and helped to preserve the rich history of Mineral Point and Southwestern Wisconsin.
The Mineral Point Railroad Society is a non-profit (501c3) corporation registered with the Internal Revenue Service and operating under the laws of Wisconsin. Therefore, any donations to the MPRS are tax-deductible. We have been fortunate to receive the support of numerous individuals and organizations whose willingness to share their family heirlooms with us or offer financial support has allowed us to operate the depot and grow our collection each year.
The Mineral Point Railroad Society operates with a Board of Directors, comprising approximately ten people of various backgrounds from the community. We are also honored to receive help from volunteers who assist by greeting visitors and helping us with operational aspects of the museum.
If you have an interest in volunteering with the museum or supporting the museum through lending or donating a historical artifact, our President would welcome your interest.