|Friends of the Depot|
The Friends of the Depot is a nonprofit support organization for the Cookeville Depot Museum in Cookeville, TN. It was formed by a group of concerned Cookeville citizens’ intent on saving this piece of history from demolition. Through their efforts, the L&N Railroad sold the property and building to the City of Cookeville for one dollar. The Friends of the Depot contributed to the restoration of the building financially and with many hours of physical labor, and to this day, they provide both monetary and volunteer help with the needs of the museum. This organization helped turn a weed-infested gravesite into a living piece of our history and a valuable landmark for our community.
The mission of the Cookeville Depot Museum is to preserve the Cookeville, Tennessee Central Railroad station as a historic landmark; to acquire mainly railroad artifacts and memorabilia, with an emphasis on the Tennessee Central Railroad; to promote interest and pride in local heritage, particularly as it relates to the railroad; to encourage interest in the broad spectrum of railroading, both past and present; and to welcome the public in its quest for the information and experiences that it has to offer.
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