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Santa Fe Depot Museum

204 East Paul Street

About Us:

After a victorious battle to save our 1905 depot from demolition in 1989, the city officials finally secured ownership of the old Santa Fe Depot and turned it over to the Historical Society to renovate and manage (it was badly deteriorated and a daunting task).

In 1991, a few members began working on the once busy and proud old depot, then a boarded up eyesore. Soon more workers volunteered, businesses donated or discounted supplies (the Department of Corrections labor even offered valuable assistance) and now that eyesore has become a bright spot at the end of Paul Street. The depot has become a museum and meeting spot, a place for programs and parties, but still maintains most of its original integrity.

A wonderful collection of old photos, school memorabilia and pioneer collectibles are on display. A steam locomotive and coal tender that once traveled over these tracks has found a permanent home near the depot. Recently a vintage red caboose was purchased and rests behind the engine.


Charles Gladden

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Small museum with interesting artifacts mostly about the local area. Nice lady working there.

kristie wilson

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
This was a neat experience for my kids. The lady here was so nice and let my kids touch everything! They had a blast with the old typewritters. And it was free and we saw a train go by!

Melody Cook

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
Do Not book this place for an event. They will double book then tell you that you never confirmed even though we booked the place over 2 months ahead time. Was gonna give a check as deposit but was told didn't need to til picked up the key. Found out double booked after invitations were sent out. Disappointed mother to be. Guess it's all about who you know there.

Anna Gilmore

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

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