There are many ways that you can be a part of the preservation of the Saluda Historic Depot.
Make a donation through Paypal.
Mail a donation for any amount payable to the Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773
Donate an item to our museum. Download a donation receipt describing your artifact and one of the board members will contact you.
When online shopping, we invite you to shop at SmileAmazon.com and select Saluda Historic Depot as your favorite charity. A small percentage of all your purchases will go toward our fundraising.
Attend and participate in our fundraising events.
Shop in our gift shop. The gift shop has train sourvenirs, T-Shirts, posters, hats, magnets, children's gifts, and more.
Follow the example of railroader Captain Charles Pearson and guarantee a place in Saluda history for you and your business. In 1878, Pearson accepted the challenge of what many thought was an insurmountable task. But this chief engineer had vision, faith in the goal, and a commitment to succeed. In less than a year, his brave crew had hammered steel rails up the steep and treacherous side of Melrose Mountain to crest at 2,097 feet and today’s getaway town of Saluda, NC.
All will be acknowledged in Depot activities and promotions to help increase community good will and awareness of your business. If you go gold or silver, you will also be highlighted in the widely circulated Historic Depot brochure and find your name engraved for posterity on the Champion’s Plaque displayed prominently in the museum. And there’s more. Download the details and then go gold, silver, or bronze with your commitment and tax-deductible contribution.
Giving other ways
The Saluda Historic Depot is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm. More visitors are arriving in Saluda daily. The Depot has some phenomenal displays plus souvenirs to purchase, all of which makes the depot extra busy.
We need YOU for a 2 hr shift from noon to 2pm, or, the 2-4pm shift. Plus, we need back up volunteers who can fill in when needed.
It's a fun opportunity to learn and share the history of the Saluda Grade and the Depot that was built in 1903. Please contact Anita Moore by email firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell 404-626-2090. You can also talk with Judy Ward at Thompson's Store 828-749-2321.
The board of the SHD realizes that many Saludians and visitors would like to know what they can do to help with the depot. We have put together a “Wish List” of items and services that we need. Items should be new or in good useable condition.
- 10 X 8 Storage Shed
- Vintage or appropriate period ceiling fans with lighting
- Folding chairs
- 3 Exterior glass doors
- Gutter repair
Thanks to all of the people who have given their time to help with repairs of the depot, given reduced rates on services, donated artifacts to the museum, donated items for silent auctions, volunteered to help with events, and many more ways that you have become a part of the sustainability of the Saluda Historic Depot.
Special Appreciation to the following:
Clark Thompson, Dr. Fred McConnell, Larry Morton, Sandy Bright, Vince Verrecchio, Dean Dellinger, Jeff Swager, Jim Boyle, Jim Carson, Bill & Anne Jameson, Dale McEntire, Doc Welty
All of the docents who volunteer their time.