Day Of Caring 2023

United Way of Southern Kentucky facilitated the annual “Day of Caring” this past Tuesday. The Day of Caring is an event dedicated to matching individuals looking to volunteer in the community with 501C3 nonprofits tackling projects. This program has been implemented by United Way of Southern KY for several years. United Way is an international charity that aims to help make an impact on local communities.  For more information on Day of Caring and United Way of Southern Kentucky, check out their website

This year at the Historic RailPark & Train Museum, we were so fortunate to have a large, hardworking group come in and help on the Day of Caring. Bright and early at 7:30 am, we kicked off Day of Caring with all of our wonderful volunteers from United Way of Southern KY. Whether the volunteers were helping clean museum displays or organizing railcar materials, any help around the RailPark is GREATLY appreciated!

The volunteers cheerfully helped around the depot; tasked with projects like creating decorations for the RailPark Rendezvous in September, buffing the Towering Pine car, removing the exhibit panels on the Hospital Car, and more! We can not thank United Way enough for the extra sets of hands helping check off the list of tasks needed to better the RailPark’s quality to the community. Our volunteers helped us out in so many ways, from simply tidying up the Depot to the nitty-gritty of the railcar restoration process.

No matter what the volunteers helped with, we cannot thank them enough for their support on this Day of Caring! We also want to thank our volunteer project leaders: Randy, Priscilla, and Dick, who continuously support the RailPark with their participation and assistance. We could not offer the public the education, experience, or engagement of the Historic RailPark and Train Museum without these amazing individuals- THANK YOU!

Here at the Historic RailPark and Train Museum, we are eternally appreciative of those who have helped us! As a nonprofit, we have endless projects as a part of our overall organizational goal, but also as a nonprofit, we must do so at the lowest cost possible. Our primary goal is to complete the restoration of our vintage railcars and further preserve them as well as the Historic L&N Depot. One of our projects is estimated to cost over $20,000 alone! That is why the ongoing support we receive from the community is so essential to our efforts to preserve RailPark.

If you missed out on Day of Caring 2023, there is always a place for volunteers here at the Historic L&N Depot! Coming up in September, we have our 3rd annual Rendezvous, a fantastic evening including a cocktail hour, dinner, and a show. It will be an “all hands on deck” day for the RailPark staff and Rendezvous committee to put on a great evening. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to sign up to volunteer! And lastly, one final THANK YOU to the Bowling Green community for giving the RailPark a purpose!

If you are interested in getting involved here at the Historic RailPark anytime, sign up here to become one of our volunteers. We appreciate it!