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Here she is! Our new Gift Shop!

On September 15th, the long awaited arrival of the new gift shop building occurred at Travel Town. As you can see in the pictures, that Tuesday morning was an unusually rainy day at Travel Town, so much so that once we brought in the front half of the building, it was decided that we would wait a few days before bringing in the second half. The whole worksite was a mud pit, and assembly didn’t occur until that Friday. In the third picture, you can see the Design Space Modular Building workers between the two halves, ready to make it one unit. The most recent picture shows the building in place with the skirting assembled, after inspectors had been out to approve the footing/foundations and interior connection. 

So what is next? Volunteers and contractors will be working to pour concrete for the base of our deck and handicapped ramp, special low-impact development planters will be constructed behind the building and electrical, and data lines will be run. Look for a grand opening of the new shop sometime around the first of the New Year! Please know that this building was made possible because of grants from The Ahmanson Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, The Griffith Trust, The Community Foundation of the Verdugos, and funds from NBC Universal and our local City Council Office District 4, and donations from individual supporters LIKE YOU! To be part of this great team of donors, please contact the Foundation or click on the button below. 




The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.

The Foundation supports Travel Town by helping the Department of Recreation & Parks to fund and administer the Museum's volunteer programs, restoration projects and educational outreach efforts. Many of the Museum's programs and activities are funded through grants and donations along with proceeds from our Museum Gift Shop.

We hope you will come for a visit and experience all the Park has to offer you and your family. Become a member, volunteer, shop in the Gift Shop, take a Docent Tour, ride the train and, most of all, keep the rails alive! See you soon!

The Travel Museum Town Foundation is a dba of the American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc.,
 a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks

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