Artwork by:  Bill Cialini

Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 9 AM – 3 PM
St. Paul Lutheran School
701 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton 33071

 

 

2023 Museum Hours
WED – 6PM to 9PM
SAT – 12PM to 4PM

Starting January 2024, the Museum will be open to the public on the 2nd Saturday of each Month from 12 PM to 4 PM

Our goal has been to provide the public with a historical outlook to the reasons America’s railroads played such an important part to the region’s development.  The development of the South Florida area is predicated upon the railroad, both in population growth and industrial needs of raw materials. We do our best to represent these points using artifacts and railroadiana displays.

Our organization has been in existence since 1994.   We are extremely fortunate to be associated with the Deerfield Historical Society.  We offer both history through our displays and explanations of the past and we offer model railroading in the form of two operating layouts. 

We are active in other areas as well, including presenting swap meets of model railroad equipment and railroadiana, and assisting in the sale of collections and estates. Our collection of historic artifacts is constantly growing, and donations are always welcome.

Our membership is varied, and eclectic, from 40-hour workweek members to members where every day is Saturday, to include the proverbial snowbird. From mechanical engineers, programmers, medical personnel, to junior members in High School. We all learn from one another.

Membership requirements of the museum are minimal; you need not have any desire to participate in the construction or any other facet of the Museum, but you can always feel free to participate in what manner suits your needs. Although we encourage all of our members to learn a new skill or research a new project. It keeps you young! We encourage you to visit the museum and meet current members to learn more about us.

The museum holds membership with the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Florida East Coast Railway SocietyACL/SCL Historical Society, and the National Model Railroad Association.

We are qualified to instruct the public in the “Operation Lifesaver” program, to make people aware of our rail crossings and how they can make them safer.