The is planning a fundraiser on Friday, May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Together with Joe’s Fine Wine and Spirits of East Windsor, a wine/beer tasting event will be held on the museum grounds.
All monies raised will go and to upgrade our security system to prevent this from happening again.
For 70 years, this non-profit organization has been operated almost entirely by volunteers. These dedicated people provide labor and time for operations, maintenance and management.
They also provide a “living experience” for their visitors, a three-mile round trip trolley ride through the Connecticut countryside. During 2011, more than 22,000 people enjoyed this “experience”.
One of the storage barns housing the trolleys was broken into and three trolleys were stripped of their wiring and original brass and copper components plus extensive damage was done to the interior of the cars.
The three trolleys destroyed were:
- Connecticut Company Car 1326, the “ Birthday Car”, a special place for children to have their parties
- Connecticut Company Car 840 once part of the famous Yale Bowl Fleet
- Centerville Albia & Southern Car 101, the museum had just purchased this electric freight motor in 2009.
Tickets to this fundraiser are $25 per person and can be purchased at the museum or at Joe’s Fine Wine & Spirits. Additional info is available at www.ct-trolley.org or contact the museum office at 860-627-6540 or email@example.com. Along with all the “tasting” there will be music, raffles, food and plenty of fun.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road, East Windsor. Exit 45 off of I 91 then ¾ mile east on RT 140. A short 15 miles north of Hartford or 15 miles south of Springfield.