The Depot Defender Project to move and repurpose the Northern Pacific Railroad Trident Depot has been
progressing for over six years towards the creation of The Railroad and Trident Heritage Center, a new museum for the Missouri River
headwaters area. As reported by several local papers (see links below),
the Trident depot was moved to Milwaukee Park on July 27, 2011 and the footings were poured on August 22, 2011. Maverick Masonry
was selected to build the brick foundation under the building and in March 2012 the depot's was eased down to its new permanent home.
The 2016 Ice Cream Social will be held September 9 at the depot, 5 pm to 8 pm. Free home-made ice cream, hot dogs
and refreshments will be served. Home-made baked goods will also be for sale. Hope to see you there!
Over $92,000 has been raised so far, and a CTEP grant is working its way through the approval process that may add about
$80,000 to funding. The Society's match for the grant would be a little over $13,500.
Over 260 people and groups have purchased the $100 Memorial Bricks and
several fundraising events have brought in additional funds.
For $25 anyone can become a Depot Defender and receive a great t-shirt (grey or white) to proudly
wear and promote the project. Used the contact information below to become a Depot Defender and order
your t-shirt. Shipping and handling will be added as necessary.
Engraved memorial bricks are being sold at $100 each. These bricks will be incorporated into the landscape around the depot. Those interested can download the engraved memorial brick form, complete it and return the form with a check to the Society at the address below.