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Gift from United Bank Foundation will enhance CT Trolley Museum in East Windsor – November 2013

Gift from United Bank Foundation will enhance CT Trolley Museum in East Windsor – November 2013

A $5,000 grant from the United Bank Foundation will help fund a new exhibit at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor that will be designed to tell the story of the trolley era in an enhanced, dynamic and interactive fashion.

Established in 1940 as a volunteer organization to preserve a few examples of the rapidly disappearing trolley cars from across the country, the Museum now has over 70 pieces of rolling stock, tens of thousands of railroad-related documents and artifacts, and other equipment from the past.

According to United Bank Foundation President Dena M. Hall, the $5,000 award will enable the Museum to begin the process of upgrading exhibits in the main hall to better educate and entertain the 18,000 or more visitors the site attracts each year. Much of the material used for the upgraded exhibits is already in the Museum’s collection, and all labor involved will be done by volunteers.

Trolley Museum

All Aboard! From left, Fred Stroiney, Chairman of the Board of the CT Trolley Museum; motorman/trainer Frank Rossano; and Personal Banker Steve Kulcsar of United Bank’s Broad Brook, CT branch pose with a ceremonial check representing the United Bank Foundation’s recent $5,000 grant to the Museum.