As a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, you receive the following benefits:

  • Our newsletter, Sparks & Cinders, mailed to your door (US addresses only)
  • Ability to participate in chapter members-only activities
  • Reduced prices on paid-for chapter activities and products
  • The NRHS publications - NRHS News and NRHS Bulletin
  • Satisfaction in being a preservationist of railroad history
  • The opportunity to attend the annual NRHS National Convention

Annual membership fee is $70, of which $20 is chapter dues and $50 is national dues. 

$50 National dues must be paid directly to NRHS national (website

$20 Chapter dues may be paid using the secure Buy Now link below; or directly to chapter Treasurer Tara Grudzielanek, in person at our next meeting; or by check mailed to 

Wisconsin Chapter, NRHS
PO Box 070758
Milwaukee, WI 53207

The amount for memberships paid online is $21. This helps defray the chapter's credit card fees.

When joining, please advise your NRHS member number. It may take a while for the volunteers at NRHS National to confirm your membership - if that's the case, please so note and let us know when you receive the number. 

Current chapter members may use this link to renew their memberships. Your information will be input on next page.


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Frequently asked questions

Q. Is it necessary to join the NRHS national organization if I only want to support the Wisconsin Chapter? 

A. As a chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, we strongly encourage membership in the national. In fact, a provision in the national bylaws stipulates that you cannot be considered a member of a chapter without national membership. This means that people who maintain memberships in the national NRHS and the chapter are full Chapter members. These full members have a voice in chapter business, may vote for chapter board and officers, and may run for elected chapter office. There are many benefits to national membership, which you may explore at However, if you wish to not affiliate with the national, we would gladly accept your support. You'd become a part of our community, and would receive Sparks & Cinders delivered to your door. Simply leave the NRHS national member number field blank.


Q. How does this payment button work? 

A. Clicking or tapping on the Buy Now button will take you to a secure Square page, where you may pay with your major credit card or Apple Pay or Google Pay. The chapter will never learn the financial details of this transaction, but we benefit by receiving your funds almost immediately. 


Q. Can I just send you a check?

A. Sure! Make out a check for $20, payable to Wisconsin NRHS, and mail it to the address above.