About the Foundation

Mission Statement


The mission of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and assist California State Parks in carrying out the museum's and the parks’ mission.


The foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif.


The foundation and its board of directors is currently laying groundwork for a future California Railroad Technology Museum capital campaign proposed as part of the downtown Sacramento railyard development project.




Kathy Daigle

Executive Director

(916) 445-0945



Delta Mello

Membership & Community Relations Director

(916) 322-7112


Jennifer Rabbon

Events & Communications Manager

(916) 324-8859


Jennifer Hodges

Membership Coordinator

(916) 445-5995



Cheryl Meyer

Marketing Manager

(916) 445-2560



Shell Mercurio

Accounting Manager

(916) 324-4558



Tom Grenache

Director Retail Operations

(916) 324-5718

CSRMF Board of Directors

Click here for a complete listing of the 2014 California State Railroad Museum Foundation Board

Financial Statements


Click here for the Audited Financial Statements December 31, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities


The Museum provides volunteer opportunities of many kinds and is always looking for people with an interest in public service who want to contribute time to one of the Museum’s programs. Volunteers work behind the scenes in the Museum and at Railtown 1897 in the offices, the Museum Library, the Museum and Depot Store, and the Restoration Shops. They also work as docents, excursion train crew, maintenance of way crew, Amtrak interpreters, oral history interviewers, living history players, and hand-car interpreters.


Volunteer training in Old Sacramento takes place in Spring, Summer and Fall. For further details about volunteering at the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento Historic Park, or to sign up for an interview, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (916) 323-9280.


Contact Us


Business Office - (916) 445-7387


Museum Information/Front Desk - (916) 323-9280


Museum Gift Store - (916) 324-4950


Membership Department - (916) 445-5995


Polar Express Hotline - (916) 445-8270


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You may also reach us by mail at 111 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.


For more information about the California State Railroad Museum Foundation contact 916-445-5995 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .