The board of directors of the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, a museum for all of Fort Bend County, will host its 9th Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Safari Texas Ranch Ballroom in Richmond.
Commissioner Richard Morrison will serve as the keynote speaker to the event. He will discuss the growth of Rosenberg and Fort Bend County; now known as the number one fastest growing county of the 10 largest counties in Texas. Dr. Larry and Mrs. Linda Wilkinson will be the honorees at this year’s Gala.
Over the last nine years, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum has grown from a dream into a major tourist attraction for Fort Bend County. Thousands of guests visit the museum each year from all over the world. Programs and services are continually being added and the museum has several certified Operation Lifesaver presenters who work in cooperation with the Texas Operation Lifesaver, a program that teaches railroad safety to citizens of the Gulf Coast region.
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum offers two merit badge programs for the Boy Scouts of America, the Railroad Merit Badge and Heritage Signaler Merit Badge. Executive Director, Jerry Hoover is committed to expanding the museum’s exciting educational opportunities with cutting edge programs and hands on learning experiences for the children of Fort Bend County.
Rail has always been a critical component of Fort Bend County. The first 20-mile rail trip in Texas occurred in 1883 when a train trip ran from Harrisburg in Harris County to Stafford’s Point in Fort Bend County. Today, freight rail operations are prominent in Fort Bend County especially down the U.S. 90 A Corridor.
Fort Bend area residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the gala or make a donation. The museum is a private non-profit institution with 501(c)(3) status.
All donations are tax deductible. Tickets and sponsorship information is available at www.rosenbergRRmuseum.org/gala.
Rosenberg Railroad Museum, 1921 Ave F, P.O. Box 369, Rosenberg, 281-723-5559, rae@rosenbergRRmuseum.org