Burlington Route Historical Society - Archives

Learn about our Archives in the Lake States Facility, Baraboo, WI

How you can Help - The Archive Legacy Fund

Last Updated 02/17/2020

Thank you for your support!

The Archive/Legacy Fund had an increase of $19,400 for the year!

Sustaining Members and all those contributing at the Conductor’s
Club Level are over and above that. We have raised about $115,000
and incurred about $15,000 in fund raising costs with additional
donations to Lake States and C&NWHS in the last 4 years.

Sustaining Support by Year
Year Income Net Exp. Sust. Donations
2014
$630
$6,800
$7,000
2015
$115
$7,400
$10,200
2016
$320
$7,000
$10,300
2017
$2,300
$6,800
$15,500*
2018
$3,600
$6,000
$16,000*
* Includes Conductors Club
 

Recent Archive Activities:

  • April 5, 2018:
    2nd Milner's Birthday Amtrak Trip

  • April 6 2018:
    A Day with Metra, Starting at Chicago's Union Station for three speakers and a box lunch, followed by tours of Metra's 47th Street Diesel and Coach facilities.

  • April 6, 2018:
    BRHS Donates $1,000 to the Lakes States Mortgage retirement from the Archives Legacy Fund

  • April 6, 2018:
    BRHS Donates $500 to the C&NWHS building fund from the Archives Legacy Fund

  • April 6, 2018:
    BRHS Donates $150 from the Archives Legacy Fund to the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library as an honorarium for Nick Fry. 

  • September 2018:
    Received archival material from the NPRHS

  • Recent Work Sessions at Lake States:
    August 8 and 28, September 27, and October 24. 

 

Archive Effort Expended
Sept 1, 2017 to Aug 31, 2018

Premiums / Banking / Fund Raising/ Planning/Administration /
Publication Work /Scanning / Etc.
55 Visits to Baraboo plus
19 One-Day Round Trip Visits
373 On-Site Man Hours
300+ Transit Hours (via Car)
350+ Local (Chicago Area) Man Hours

Upcoming 2020 Archive Work Days

Thursday, Feburay 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

All work day hours are 11am - 5pm

We do not take a lunch break.  Feel free to bring along lunch or a snack to get through the day.