Anyone with an interest in preserving the history and heritage of the Reading Railroad is invited to join the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society! As a member, you’ll be actively supporting the only historical society dedicated solely to the Reading Railroad. Numerous benefits and group activities are offered such as:
"The Crusader," our monthly newsletter
One year's subscription to "The Bee Line," our historical magazine
Discounts on Reading-related merchandise from our Company Store
Restoring and maintaining our collection of equipment and artifacts
Staffing the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum
Riding and staffing our excursions
Trips to other museums and excursions
Hiking expeditions along former Reading Lines rights-of-way
Helping with model displays
Historical research in our archives
Participating in community education
We hold a monthly meeting as a social gathering for the membership with lively discussions about Society projects. The business portion of the meeting is usually followed by a program of slides, movies or a speaker. Since 2008, we have also held an annual Convention featuring exhibits and presentations on various aspects of the Reading's history by Society members and outside experts. All members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all Society activities!
Individual, $35 per year ($45 outside USA): Benefits of membership include FREE admission to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, subscription to the “Bee Line” quarterly magazine, monthly issues of the “Crusader” newsletter, voting privileges at Society meetings, and significant discounts on items at our museum store. Sign me up!
Family, $43 per year ($53 outside USA): Provides the same benefits as Individual Membership, but only one copy of the “Bee Line” and “Crusader” are issued. (husband/wife, father/son, etc.please list all names) Sign us up!
Sustaining, $100 or more per year: Provides the same benefits as Contributing Membership, plus four (4) guest passes to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum.Sign me up!
Full-time Student, $15 per year: Provides the same benefits as Individual Membership. Sign me up!