Historic Filling Station Project Fundraising

The Richmond Area Historical and Genealogical Society plans to recapture some of the history of our local filling stations with the proposed RAHGS Filling Station Museum.
The Filling Station Museum has been part of the RAHGS 5-year plan since the City acquired the new Bailey Park property. The City Council supported this project at their Quarterly Roundtable meeting on October 18, 2021. 
We plan to display vintage gas pumps, automotive artifacts, host classic car shows and other related events here.

Please make your Tax Deductible Donation Checks Payable to “RAHGS” and write “Filling Station” in the memo line.
Mail your donations to: RAHGS, PO Box 68, Richmond, MI 48062
Or you may donate online below:

Please Donate $10 Or More To The Richmond Historic Filling Station Project!

Please make a Tax Deductible Donation to the RAHGS Historic Filling Station Project. The project is estimated at $60,000 and so far we have received a pledge of $10,000 from The Richmond Tax Increment Finance Authority and $10,000 from the Richmond Historical Society Foundation. Click on your credit card logo box below and make your donation. Thank you!

$10.00

Please Donate $100 Or More To The Richmond Historic Filling Station Project!

Please make a Tax Deductible Donation to the RAHGS Historic Filling Station Project. The project is estimated at $60,000 and so far we have received a pledge of $10,000 from The Richmond Tax Increment Finance Authority and $10,000 from the Richmond Historical Society Foundation. Click on your credit card logo box below and make your donation. Thank you!

$100.00

Please Donate $1,000 Or More To The Richmond Historic Filling Station Project!

Please make a Tax Deductible Donation to the RAHGS Historic Filling Station Project. The project is estimated at $60,000 and so far we have received a pledge of $10,000 from The Richmond Tax Increment Finance Authority and $10,000 from the Richmond Historical Society Foundation. Click on your credit card logo box below and make your donation. Thank you!

$1,000.00

Historic RAHGS Filling Station Plans

RAHGS plans to refurbish the existing garage into a vintage filling station. 
The vision: Display a collection of Historic Petroliana, which is a category of collectibles that is related to gas stations. Petroliana includes items such as old gas pumps, fuel advertisements, enamel or tin signs, oil cans, road maps, pop machines, candy, tools and many other vintage automotive artifacts.
Our event plans are for Antique and Classic Car Shows, Swap Meets, educational tours and rides in Model T’s, etc.. We have a new relationship with the Model T Club that formerly met at the Wollcot Mill. We strive to make the Filling Station Museum an exciting new point of interest as a part of Richmond’s Historic Village.
The project will include removing the two garage doors, adding historically correct windows and a door, replacing the broken cement driveway, adding a pump island and extending the roof out to cover the island. We plan to showcase vintage gas pumps during events. 

Estimated cost: $60,000.