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Becoming a member of the museum is not only a great way to show your support for historic preservation, it is also a great deal for you (and your family)!

You'll be joining about 1,000 other individuals from as near as down the block to as far as Australia.

All levels of personal membership entitle you to free admission to all public areas of the museum, our printed newsletter, email newsletters, access to our members-only online area, special discounts and invitation to special members-only events.

Membership is also your gateway to volunteering at the museum. Over 100 people volunteer at the museum each year.

Membership is available to all persons without discrimination or prejudice. There are age restrictions in some membership categories.

Join online! right now, and your membership will be processed in 24-48 hours.

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Personal membership is available at several levels:
Category Dues Benefits
Associate $30/yr
  • Pass good for free regular admission to the museum
  • Our monthly printed and online publications
  • Invitation to special events
  • Access to members-only web site
  • A 10% discount at the museum store
Regular $45/yr All of the above, plus
  • The right to vote to elect trustees and officers (subject to museum bylaws)
Supporting $75/yr All of the above, plus
  • The right to run for office
  • 4 free guest passes
  • 10% discount when booking a party or charter
Sustaining $150/yr All of the above, plus
  • Up to two additional guests admitted free when accompanied by the member
Benefactor ("The 500 Club") $500/yr At our highest level of membership, you'll receive all the benefits above, plus a certificate entitling the bearer to an operator's lesson and supervised trip down the line at the controls of the operable car of their choice. This dues payment also covers all additional household members at no extra charge.
Co $20/yr Same benefits as REGULAR. Must reside at the same address as another member, who can be in any class except ASSOCIATE. Only one copy of publications will be mailed to the household.
Family $10 extra For just $10 extra per year, up to 3 children residing at that same address as another adult member (in any membership class except ASSOCIATE) can have their own, individual membership.
Retired $25/yr Individuals who have reached the age of retirement and are no longer employed full-time may hold a REGULAR membership and pay $25 annual dues.

For more information about membership, please call (203) 467-6927, or write to:

Branford Electric Railway Assoc.
Member Services Dept.
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512

or email

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 467-6927

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