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)

Byron Brainard (2018)
Zeke Hastings (2018)
Bill Lamb (2018)
Joe Fuller (2017)
Tom Jacobson (2017)
Fred Nicas (2017)
Brian Norden (2016)
Phil Palmieri (2016)
Paul Peters (2016)
Community Directors
Barry Busch


Officers and Division Managers

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

Museum News

March 31, 2015 - 05:51
You're invited to a family celebration of Southern California's railway heritage on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. The annual Spring Rail...
March 7, 2015 - 21:44
Hop on board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Orange Empire Railway Museum the weekend of March 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Perris. Kids of all ages will experience the magic of trains and...


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Job Description โ€“ Marketing Specialist

The Orange Empire Railway Museum has a job opening for a Marketing Specialist. Please read the description if you are interested.