Gregg Condon Slide show

Nov. 4, 2023, 5 p.m.
The Mineral Point Railroad Museum is pleased to announce that renowned author Gregg Condon will be presenting a slideshow of historical railroad photos and movies from Southwestern Wisconsin, at our depot museum on Saturday, November 4th at 5pm. Gregg is known as one of the authors of "The Dinky," a book about the Chicago & North Western's narrow gauge line between Fennimore and Woodman, Wisconsin. Gregg's presentation will focus on Southwestern Wisconsin railroad subjects - many photos of which have not been published and movies including his father's film of an Illinois Central train in Dodgeville during the 1940s. The presentation will occur at our museum, 11 Commerce Street in Mineral Point, with the doors opening around 4:30 and the show lasting 60-90 minutes. No charge for admission but donations gratefully accepted.

Museum Night on June 18th from 5-8pm

June 8, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
The Mineral Point Railroad Museum will be open and participating with other local museums in "Museum Night" on June 18th from 5-8pm. Museum Night is an event where participating museums open up free to the public so that people can have an enjoyable low-cost or no-cost time at several museums or historical sites in and around Mineral Point (most are located very near each other). Our museum will not charge admission but welcomes donations if visitors should be so inclined (no pressure to donate).

Rich Kundert's Slide Show

April 22, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The Mineral Point Railroad Society is proud to announce a slide show on SW WI railroad subjects by Richard Kundert on Saturday, May 5th at 5pm at our museum. Specifically, this presentation will cover photographs of Southern and Southwestern Wisconsin with an emphasis on the Mineral Point branch and the line from Freeport, Illinois to Madison, Wisconsin. Slides will focus on the 1970’s to the end of operations on these lines with some select photos from the 1940's. This presentation will last at least an hour and is free although donations are greatly appreciated. Any questions can be submitted via the "Contact Us" link on our website.

Successful slide show

Oct. 10, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Many thanks to Mark and Mike Nelson for a wonderful slide show! We had a very good turnout and hope that all the attendees enjoyed the program. We will be closing for the season on October 30th, but hope to have similar programs again in the future. Please watch on for future events!

Nelson Brothers Slide Show 2016

Sept. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
The Mineral Point Railroad Society is proud to announce that the Nelson Brothers will be returning to our museum this summer to present other aspects of their railroad photo collection on Saturday, September 17th at 7pm. The subject of their presentation will be photos they took of railroading in the tri-state (WI/IL/IA) area with some emphasis on SW WI. The Nelson Brothers presented a similar slide show during the summer of 2012 and they did a very nice job on that presentation so we are looking forward to hosting them again this summer. Please join us for this wonderful event! Feel free to contact us through our "Contact Us" web form on this website or leave a message at 608-987-2771.

The Mascot Theory performance

July 5, 2013, midnight
The Mascot Theory will be performing at the Mineral Point Opera House on Friday July 5th, 2013 to benefit the Mineral Point Railroad Museum. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Mark and Mike Nelson's slide show on Dubuque-area and Southwestern Wisconsin railroading

Oct. 6, 2012, midnight
The Mineral Point Railroad Museum was proud to host Mark and Mike Nelson's slide show on Dubuque-area and Southwestern Wisconsin railroading on October 6th, 2012. We had a very nice turnout and Mark/Mike gave a great show. Mark and Mike Nelson are long-time railfans of the Dubuque area and will be presenting photos of the Dubuque and Southwestern Wisconsin areas including the Mineral Point line. Many of the photos will be from the various railroads serving Dubuque and the surrounding areas, including the Milwaukee Road, Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Burlington Northern, and Chicago Central & Pacific. The Nelsons' program covered the period from the 1960's to the 1990's.