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COASTAL HERITAGE SOCIETY RECEIVES $65,000 DONATION FROM NORFOLK SOUTHERN

SAVANNAH, GA – June 24, 2024 – Coastal Heritage Society (CHS) received a $65,000 donation from Norfolk Southern to support the Georgia State Railroad Museum.  

Norfolk Southern is a railroad company that transports freight across 22 states and Washington, D.C., and its network powers service and growth for more than half of the U.S. population and manufacturing base. Norfolk Southern is focused on building relationships and making investments that promote safe and sustainable operations, develop the local workforce, and build strong, thriving communities.  

“We are proud to support Coastal Heritage Society and Georgia State Railroad Museum,” said Kristin Wong, Director Corporate Giving at Norfolk Southern. “This donation reflects our commitment to preserving and celebrating the rich history of railroads, which are an integral part of our nation’s heritage.” 

As part of their partnership, CHS hosted Norfolk Southern employees and their families at Tricentennial Park for “Norfolk Southern Family Day” on June 1, coinciding with the anniversary of the company’s founding. Families enjoyed various train activities at Savannah Children’s Museum, unique interactive model train presented by Coastal Rail Buffs at the Railroad Museum, and Loyalists & Liberty Battlefield Tours at Savannah History Museum.  

As a thank you for this generous donation, CHS hosted Norfolk Southern employees and their families at Tricentennial Park for “Norfolk Southern Family Day” on June 1, which happens to be the anniversary of the company’s conception. Families enjoyed train activities at the Children’s Museum, unique interactive model train layouts by Coastal Rail Buffs at the railroad museum, and Loyalists & Liberty Battlefield Tours at Savannah History Museum. In addition, they were offered, discounted CHS memberships other discounts in their various gift shops.   

“We are grateful to Norfolk Southern for their generous donation to our organization,” said CHS CEO Nora Lee. “Norfolk Southern is a major contributor to our community’s quality of life, and we are grateful for their ongoing commitment to CHS, which enables us to enhance and expand our museums’ programming and services.” 

 For more information about CHS, please visit www.chsgeorgia.org 

About Norfolk Southern 

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid approximately 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and Norfolk Southern originates more automotive traffic than any other Class I Railroad. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S. It serves a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as major ports in the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com. 

About Coastal Heritage Society 

The mission of Coastal Heritage Society is to provide educational experiences to the public through the preservation and presentation of the historic cultural resources in coastal Georgia and adjacent regions. Coastal Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1975 that operates six museums, including Savannah Children’s Museum, Savannah History Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Pin Point Heritage Museum, and Harper Fowlkes House. 

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