National Roller Coaster Museum Planning Expansion

The National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives (NRCMA) is fundraising to double the size of its archive facility in Texas in honor of its late founding board member Mark Moore, who died last year. The expansion would also include a public showroom to showcase artifacts from the museum’s collection.

The expansion will be named after Moore and will be dedicated to his lasting legacy in the amusement industry as well as his support of the NRCMA.

Mark Moore

After his death, nearly $325,000 was raised during the 2016 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Florida.

“The response by the industry to recognize Mark has been unprecedented,” said Jeff Novotny, NRCMA chairman.

“…Mark Moore was an innovator in the industry and inspiration to his peers. This effort is allowing the museum to realize some of its loftiest goals.”

The NRCMA will continue to raise money at the upcoming 2017 IAAPA Expo November 14-17 in Orlando.

Architectural designs for the expansion were donated by Herschman Architects in Cleveland.

According to the NRCMA, the building’s “colorful, whimsical design references the heritage of fun and excitement of the midway while the functional design provides state-of-the-art display and archive space.”

This expansion will join other facilities in Plainview, Texas, where the NRCMA’s collection of artifacts is stored in multiple donated buildings.

Those structures were donated by a variety of organizations and industry leaders, including the American Coaster Enthusiasts, Cliff’s Amusement Park, Knoebels and more.

Numerous parks from across the United States have donated items to the archive. Some of those parks include:

Learn more about the NRCMA and its mission at its website and learn how to donate here.

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