EIN 74-6068927

Texas Transportation Museum

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
1
State
Year formed
1964
Most recent tax filings
2020-03-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
Texas Transportation Museum is a volunteer lead organization that collects, preserves and displays Transportation equipment and related items. We operate a working passenger railroad, several model train layouts and many road vehicles. We provide an e...
Total revenues
$163,929
2020
Total expenses
$113,210
2020
Total assets
$405,429
2020
Num. employees
1
2020

Program areas at Texas Transportation Museum

The Texas Transportation Museum was created in 1964 to help preserve artifacts and information about the varied elements of San Antonio's fascinating transportation history. We operate as much of our collection as possible. This includes our volunteer built full sized railroad and many vehicles. The museum was originally located at the Pearl Brewery near downtown and used the tracks of its short line railroad, the Texas Transportation Company. In 1967 the museum was granted use of approximately forty acres of what was then known as the Northeast Preserve, nowMcAllister Park, just north of the International Airport on Wetmore Road. Museum attendance is growing impressively. At the current rate of growth we will be attracting 20,000 people annually within just a few years. We are very proud of the enormous strides we have made and continue to make despite our limited resources. Here is a list or our most recent achievements:Completed Capital Improvements Projects:-Refurbish our historic depot, inside and out.-Build more attractive, secure and safe new entrance gate complete withfour flagpoles.-Design and install a huge new entrance sign.-Repaint 4035 locomotive.-Repaint two cabooses.-Convert old flat railroad car to passenger service.-Upgrade interior HO layout control system to state of the art DCC (digital control).-Create huge Lionel scale layout in main display building.-Add new layout at garden railroad for smaller children who can control the trains.-Add elevated layout at garden railroad for year round service in any weather conditions.-Replace most wooden signs with professionally made, higher quality metal signs.-Fully restore #7071, our 1942 General Electric diesel-electric locomotive for regular passenger service.-Restore party caboose to service after a disastrous fire.-Create a "Car Corner" with themed displays of high quality model cars, generously loaned by a museum member.Equipment Improved, Replaced or Purchased:-Completely replace the 5,000 square feet metal roof over our main display building.-Replace older back-hoe with newer model.-Replace fork lift truck with larger model better suited to our as yet unpaved roads.-Buy new riding lawn mower, self-propelled walk behind mower, and several weed eaters.-Replace older trackage at garden railroad with all new stainless steel tracks.-Upgrade electrics around our huge site, add better lighting.-Custom build a weed spraying unit on a small flat car pulled by a rail motor car to help keep tracks looking their best.ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Improvements:-Upgrade restrooms to ADA standards with new doors and commodes.-Build ADA compliant parking spaces adjacent to main building.-Improve ADA access across many areas of our property.-Build ramp for ADA access to rail flat car to enable everyone to be able to ride.Public Relations Improvements:-Continuing growth in attendance.-Create a web site, with comprehensive information about TTM and its collections, add thorough histories of regional transportation developments.-Written and published two local transportation history books.-Create a Facebook page for the museum.-Participate in many local events such as parades and history faires.-Partner with other charities in our area for mutual benefit. These include the San Antonio Food Bank and "Stuff the Bus" back to school supplies drives.

Personnel at Texas Transportation Museum

NameTitleCompensation
Dave CenovaPresident$0
Joey GroffTreasurer$0
Erik SpringerSargent at Arms$0
Jared CavaliereVice President$0
Bill FosterSecretary$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Texas Transportation Museum

RevenuesFYE 03/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$58,777
Program services$101,978
Investment income and dividends$1
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,173
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$163,929

Form 990s for Texas Transportation Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-032021-04-06990View PDF
2019-032020-09-16990View PDF
2018-032019-02-21990View PDF
2017-032017-11-20990View PDF
2016-032017-03-01990View PDF
...and 11 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 20, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
October 2, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
March 6, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Issues
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Characteristics
State / local levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
Address
11731 Wetmore Rd
San Antonio, TX 78247
Metro area
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
County
Bexar County, TX
Website URL
txtransportationmuseum.org/ 
Phone
(210) 490-3554
IRS details
EIN
74-6068927
Fiscal year end
March
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1964
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A54: History Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Independent
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