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Bring History Alive! Volunteer with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum.

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ORGANIZATION: Minnesota Streetcar Museum

  • 12 people are interested
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THE COMO-HARRIET and EXCELSIOR STREETCAR LINES

NEED TROLLEY DRIVERS, STATION AGENTS AND MAINTAINENCE CREW

Have you ever wanted to do something totally unique? How about operating a trolley car? Help us re-create history, and have a little fun, by volunteering your time and skills doing something that contributes to the quality of life in our community! Have you ever seen or ridden the historic streetcars that operate in downtown Excelsior and near Lake Harriet and said: "Gee, that looks like fun!" Well, here’s your chance.

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum, one of the few "living history" museums in the Twin Cities, needs volunteers to operate the historic Minnesota streetcars at its two streetcar lines. The Excelsior Streetcar Line is located in downtown Excelsior. The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line is in the Linden Hills neighborhood near the Lake Harriet Band shell in Minneapolis.

In addition to operators we are also looking for volunteers to become station agents. We also are recruiting people intersected in maintaining our fleet of streetcars and the track.

There will be informational meetings in late March. Operator training starts the following week. Operator trainees need to be at least 18 years old and must be physically capable of operating a streetcar for at least three hours a minimum of once per month and have a valid driver’s license. During training, which is scheduled on a flexible basis, you’ll learn how to operate the streetcar as well as a little history about Twin City’s streetcars. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website, TrolleyRide.org or contact Pat Cosgrove at volunteer@trolleyride.org or 952-953-6559 or. You may sign up at https://trolleyride.org/about/volunteer/ Operator applications are due March 22. Station Agent and maintenance crew applications are welcome at any time.

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About Minnesota Streetcar Museum

Location:

P.O. Box 16509, Minneapolis, MN 55416, US

Mission Statement

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum focuses on the preservation of Minnesota's electric railway history by acquiring, restoring, maintaining, and operating a fleet of eight historic Minnesota streetcars at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in Minneapolis and the Excelsior Streetcar Line in Excelsior. MSM also preserves artifacts, papers, and photographs that it uses to interpret Minnesota's electric railway history.

Description

Organization restores and operates historic streetcars. We are dedicated to preserving and conveying the history of electric rail transportation in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul from 1890 to 1954. We run two streetcar lines and are listed in the National Register of Historic Sites.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2320 42nd StreetMinneapolis, MN 55406

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • varies

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