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Princeton hopes to revitalize railroad museum

Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo The $10,000 grant would be used to bring in a consultant to help the city see how to get the community reinvested in the museum, Barberio said.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo
The $10,000 grant would be used to bring in a consultant to help the city see how to get the community reinvested in the museum, Barberio said.

PRINCETON, W.Va. — City officials are working to revitalize a local museum that showcases the very reason the city of Princeton exists – the railroads.

The Princeton Railroad Museum on 99 Mercer St. offers displays for enthusiasts of railroads and history, but it is not open very often at this time, said Martha Barberio, community development director for the city of Princeton.

“We’re trying to re-energize the railroad museum,” she stated. “It’s only open right now three days a week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – and for three hours. We have this big, beautiful railroad museum and it’s not being utilized. I’ve applied for a Flex E grant from the state.”

The $10,000 grant would be used to bring in a consultant to help the city see how to get the community reinvested in the museum, Barberio said.

The application was submitted Dec. 17, and she hoped to receive a reply within a month.

Railroads played a major role in Princeton’s history.

“The reason Princeton is Princeton is because of the railroad,” Barberio stated…

 

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