If your club or organization needs a speaker, Texas Transportation Museum has the answer. We have a number of volunteers who can speak on a range of topics, such as local transportation history, dating back to the age of stage coach travel in the 1850's, the arrival and development of railroads from the 1870s through the present, streetcar service from the 1870's to the early 1930's, the bicycle craze from around 1895 to 1905, through the arrival of horseless carriages in 1905 and the following development of our modern road system.
The museum itself is fascinating topic. The Texas Transportation Museum was founded in 1964 and has actually outlasted all the railroads running at that time, the Missouri Pacific, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas and the Southern Pacific. It remains an all volunteer organization. It is experiencing significant growth in attendance and is developing new attractions to see this growth continue.
Our main speaker is museum manager, Hugh Hemphill. The author of "The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas," and "The Railroads of San Antonio" both published by Maverick Publishing in San Antonio. He is well versed in talking to local groups on anything to do with local transportation history, from streetcars through.aviation. You can see two different Texas Public Radio interviews on his books by clicking the relevant link on the right hand side of this page.
There is no set fee for one of the museum's speakers, though a donation to TTM is always appreciated. For more information or to request a speaker for a specific date, please send a message to Hugh Hemphill - TTM Manager