Remember the story about Railroads On Parade? CitiBank used to sponsor a Christmas exhibit then it went to Pottersville, New York.
Dunham said that he might pursue buying the Railroads on Parade property — which he now leases.
#He’ll also be seeking a waiver from state building code that mandates that a sprinkler system be fully charged, which prevents the museum from staying open past mid-November due to potential pipe freeze-ups.
#Dunham said he’d like to keep Railroads on Parade open year-round, which would likely include a Christmas display.
A New York Times article in September which publicized the pending closure of Railroads on Parade and described the intricate, enchanting layouts helped in securing the museum’s future, Dunham said. The article attracted thousands of extra visitors — hailing from all over the northeast U.S. and Canada as well as from Europe — until the venue shut its doors in mid-October, Dunham said. During that time, the traffic at the museum doubled, raising $39,000 which is vital in the venue’s pending resurrection, Dunham said.
#To obtain news on the status of the museum or for updates on the crowd-funding effort, see: RailroadsOnParade.com or dunhamstudios.com.
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