“This Is Us”

“THIS Is Us”

Connecting you to transit history

We’ve always known who we are, what we do, and why we do it.       Our Mission and Vision Statements should articulate that for everyone else!

As part of our ongoing strategic planning process, the Board of Trustees has updated the wording of those statements.

Our Mission:

New England Electric Railway Historical Society shares powerful connections between the past and present. We preserve knowledge, context, and resources for future generations by collecting, restoring, operating, and exhibiting significant public transit vehicles and artifacts.

Our Vision:

We continue the legacy of our founders by maintaining and sharing our world-class transit collections and knowledge with a growing membership, our many visitors, our communities, and the public transportation industry.

Our work is guided by our respect for the technological, aesthetic, and historically significant characteristics of our collections, and our engagement with our audiences and community, in the past, present, and future.

We strive for the highest standards of professional practice in every facet of our organization, and to make our museum experience accessible to everyone.

Our capital improvement programs create improved capacity for collection management, storage, exhibition and interpretation, and responsible stewardship of our assets.

We invite and facilitate wide participation in carrying out our mission and perpetuating our legacy through our programs of engagement with supporters, members, and the giving community.

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