Friends of the East Broad Top
A nonprofit society dedicated to the preservation and restoration
of the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark
Things we do

General Information

The EBT and FEBT commemorate the restoration of Caboose #28 by the FEBT.
The EBT and FEBT commemorate the restoration of Caboose #28 by the FEBT.
Chris Coleman photo

The Friends of the East Broad Top, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and historical society dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It was organized in 1983 by persons interested in the history, preservation, and restoration of the East Broad Top Railroad (EBT). FEBT's nonprofit, tax-exempt status was recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service in 1984 and 1986.

Currently FEBT has approximately 900 members, who reside throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. In addition some 150 other individuals and organizations receive FEBT mailings on a reciprocal or complimentary basis.

Regular FEBT membership costs $35.00 for twelve months; other types of memberships are available. Additional membership information is available here.

FEBT was recognized by the Pennsylvania Federation of Museum and Historical Organizations and the American Association for State and Local History. In 1990 the Pennsylvania Federation of Museum and Historical Organizations honored FEBT with the S.K. Stevens Award—the Federation's highest award for preservation efforts.

FEBT is not affiliated with the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company.



Mission Statement

Friends of the East Broad Top is dedicated to the preservation
and restoration of the East Broad Top Railroad, a registered US National
Historic Landmark located in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.



Based on this mission, FEBT and its members are currently engaged in many activities; the following are the most important:

Management

FEBT is governed by a nine-member board of directors. Directors are elected by FEBT members for two-year terms. An executive committee of directors, chosen by the full board, provides policy guidance to officers and staff and management oversight for all FEBT operations. Officers of the corporation, including the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, are elected annually by the board. Staff positions are appointed by the president in consultation with the board. All directors, officers, and staff persons serve as unpaid volunteers.

FEBT Board of Directors
Elected Members
Position Name Contact Information Term ends
President R. Lee Rainey 784 Tanager Drive
State College PA 16803

Telephone: (814) 867–7878
E-mail: leerainey@aol.com
2016
Vice President Andrew H. Van Scyoc 11609 Galt Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20902-2751

Telephone: (301) 943–6255
E-mail: vanscyoc@gmail.com
2015
Secretary William L. Adams 9205 Duvall Rd
Upper Marlborough MD 20772

Telephone: (301) 627–2344
E-mail: adams@dementia.org
2015
Chief Financial Officer Henry F. Inman 2016 A Park Avenue
Richmond VA 23220

Telephone: (804) 353–0817
2015
Restoration Fund Treasurer Nancy E. Jacqmin 12-513 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206-4447

Telephone: (412) 363–2160
E-mail: nejacqmin@carlow.edu
2016
Asst. Vice President: Outreach Programs Dennis R. Straub 722 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle PA 17015-7645

Telephone: (717) 249–4239
E-mail: denebtnut@aol.com
2015
 
Robert Harris 795 Church Lane Road
Reading, PA 19606-9576

Telephone: (610) 779–6124
E-mail: Spike_Harris@msn.com
2016
David A. Phillips 224 Ivy Road
Beverly NJ 08010

Telephone: (609) 386–0503
E-mail: daphilli@comcast.net
2016
Wade N. Woodcock 19 West Vandevender Street
Mount Union PA 17066

Telephone: (814) 542–2065
E-mail: wnwood@msn.com
2016
Other Officers
Position Name Contact Informtion
Assistant Vice President, Museum Operations Vagel C. Keller P. O. Box 5130
Pittsburgh PA 15206-0130

Telephone: (412) 441–7881
E-mail: vckeller@comcast.net
Treasurer William T. Wheeler 10818 Childs Court
Silver Spring MD 20901-4431
Committee Chairmen
Position Name Contact Informtion
Audit Committee Vagel C. Keller
R. Lee Rainey
See entries above
Nominating Committee William L. Adams See entry above
Vision Committee R. Lee Rainey
Dennis R. Straub
See entries above


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