OERM Tax Information

OERM is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

Orange Empire Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. You may download a copy of a letter documenting the Museum's 501(c) 3 status by clicking on the link below.

IRS Letter

Also, the links below will take you to the IRS publication "Charitable Contributions" which contains detailed information on things like recordkeeping requirements for noncash charitable contributions. If you have questions about Museum policies concerning donations, please contact the webmaster.

IRS Publication 526 "Charitable Contributions"

IRS Form 8283

The Form 990s that OERM files with the IRS every year are available on Guidestar.

OERM Board

Elected Directors (Term expires year shown)

Joe Fuller (2017)
Tom Jacobson (2017)
Fred Nicas (2017)
Brian Norden (2016)
Phil Palmieri (2016)
Paul Peters (2016)
Byron Brainard (2015)
George Huckaby (2015)
J.R. Lowe (2015)
Community Directors
Larry Fisher
Barry Busch


Officers and Division Managers

President & Chief Executive Officer  - Joe Fuller
Chief Operating Officer – Hank Winn
Chief Financial Officer - Paul Peters
Corporate Secretary  - Sharilin Peters
Division Manager, Collections - Rod Fishburn
Division Manager, Operations - Ken Schwartz
Deputy Division Manager, Operations - Gary Starre
Division Manager, Maintenance - Jason Shoemaker
Deputy Division Manager, Maintenance - Paul Harr
Division Manager, Plant & Facilities - Hank Winn
Division Manager, Visitor Experience - Donna Zanin

Upcoming Events

Museum News

June 24, 2014 - 05:18
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in November. Discounted ($2 off) tickets are on sale through September 1...
May 27, 2014 - 17:16
Ride into the past June 14-15 on the Big Red Cars of the Pacific Electric Railway, once America's largest interurban electric railway system, blanketing the Los Angeles region with...