Coach and trolley museum - Roanoke

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Virginia Association of Museums
February 23, 2005
From: "Margo Carlock" <mcarlock at> 


Bills of Interest

HB 2079 Historic Preservation and Museum Assistance
Grant Program and Fund.
Patron - Marian Van Landingham   Creates the Virginia
Historic Preservation and Museum Assistance Grant
Program and Fund within the Department of Historic
Resources. The source of funding for the Fund will be
from gifts, donations, grants, bequests, and other
funds as may be appropriated. The Program will
administer the Fund in order to provide grants to
nonprofit organizations, localities, business
entities, and individuals for the purpose of: (i)
acquiring, rehabilitating, restoring, or interpreting
historic properties; (ii) financing costs directly
related to a rehabilitation or restoration project,
which may include the costs of studies, surveys, plans
and specifications, and architectural, engineering or
other special services; or (iii) funding historic
preservation education and promotion, including the
research, survey, and evaluation of historic
properties and the preparation of historic
preservation planning documents and educational
materials.  Committee amendment requires that should
no funds from any source be received in the fund by
July 1, 2007, that the provisions of this act shall

02/03/05 House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/05 House: Passed House (91-Y 1-N)
02/07/05 Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws

02/16/05 Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/05 Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB 2080 Appropriation of State Funds to Museums and
Historic Sites – Establishment of July 1 Deadline for
Requests for Nonstate Agency Grants. 
Patron - Kenneth R. Plum   Sets July 1 of
even-numbered years as the cutoff date for requests
for state aid, or amendments to requests, to be
submitted to the Department of Historic Resources for
consideration. This bill also establishes new
requirements for organizations that apply for state
aid, such as: (i) applicants must certify that they
have read and acknowledged all information on how the
grants will be administered and how funds will be
disbursed, (ii) any change in scope of a project must
be approved by the Department prior to implementation
of any changes, (iii) expenditures of grant funds are
subject to state procurement and accounting
requirements, (iv) state funds must be matched, and
(v) the Department may require progress reports from
each grant recipient. This bill also requires that for
renovation grants or grants for reconstruction of
historic sites, the Appropriation Act shall include
the name of the recipient organizations and the
purposes of their grants.  Committee substitute adds
interpretation to the maintenance and operation of
sites as fundable.Additional amendment specifies that
activities to be covered are grant-funded.

01/27/05 House: Committee substitute agreed to
01/27/05 House: Amendments by Del. Plum agreed to
01/28/05 House: Passed House (96-Y 0-N)
01/31/05 Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance

02/09/05 Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/11/05 Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

HJ 815 Coach and Trolley Museum Designated as Official
Transit Museum of State. 
Patron - William H. Fralin, Jr.    Designates the
Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum, Inc., in
Roanoke as the Official Transit Museum of the

02/04/05 House: Passed by House (83-Y 9-N)
02/07/05 Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules

02/18/05 Senate: Left in Rules

February 25, 2005

Hello, all:

I haven't heard of the "Coach and Trolley Museum" or
that it may be designated as "Official Transit Museum
of State."  Where is this museum located in Roanoke?

Best wishes,

Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc.
f_scheer at
(202) 268-2121 - weekday office
(540) 837-9090 - weekend afternoons 
in the former N&W station on VA rte 723 
117 East Main Street 
Boyce  VA  22620-9639
Visit at

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