Dedicated to protecting and sharing California’s railway heritage, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation works to bring railway history to life.


As the driving force behind North America’s finest railroad destinations, we are constantly striving to preserve our shared history, inspire future generations, and educate the global community about the past, present, and future of railroad technology and innovation.

About the Foundation

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is an official cooperating association with California State Parks and a 501 (3) c organization. CSRMF provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, and the future Railroad Technology Museum.

The mission of the CSRMF is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation and promotion of our railroad heritage.

Staff & Board

Cheryl Marcell
President & CEO
(916) 445-5527

Shell Mercurio
Director of Finance & Human Resources
(916) 324-4558

Tom Grenache
Director of Retail Operations
(916) 324-5718

Tim Schroepfer
Director of Events & Marketing
(916) 324-8859

Wendy Phoenix

Director of Development
(916) 407 -2213

Lori Hanley
Museum Projects & Communications Manager
(916) 324-3747

Diana Navarrete
Membership Coordinator
(916) 445 - 8242

Megan Villapudua
Events & Programs Coordinator
(916) 445 - 2560

Jazmin Hernandez
Marketing & Programs Coordinator
(916) 373 - 3544

CSRMF Board of Directors

William A. Gould, Jr.
Of Counsel, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney

Robert J. Slobe
Vice Chairman
President, North Sacramento Land Company

Roger Baccigaluppi
Vice Chairman
Chairman/CEO RB International

Thomas (Thom) M. Gilbert, CPA
Vice Chairman
Gilbert Associates, Inc.

Jack H. Walston
Vice Chairman/CFO
Theriot Walston, Inc.
Los Angeles

Wesley Yee, DDS

Yee Dental Group

Cheryl Marcell
President & CEO
CSRM Foundation

Richard L. Boje
Chairman Emeritus
Retired, Wannamakers and Carter Hawley Hale (Weinstock’s)

Christopher I.M. Houser
Chairman Emeritus
Retired, Union Bank Foundation
Sierra Madre



The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is pleased to present our year ending statement of activities. It is our mission to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Audited Financial Statements


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