About the National Roller Coaster Museum

Our Mission

The mission of the NRCMA has been the same since 2001 — to discover, preserve, interpret and share the historical heritage of the roller coaster for present and future generations. At the same time, it is the goal of the NRCMA board to become part of an established universal effort to make the public and industry aware of the importance of preserving its heritage, from the ongoing maintenance of older rides and attractions, to the safeguarding of crumbling remnants found in garages, park maintenance buildings, basements and attics. The ultimate goal is to protect these artifacts and make them accessible to those who love roller coasters and amusement parks!  
 
The opportunity to preserve an important part of American history, establish a permanent home for memorabilia and to save our amusement park legacy for future generations to enjoy, is too important to overlook. Although our timetable is not set in stone, we anticipate reaching the primary goal of having a foundation in the ground by 2010. It is a small step, but we believe in the mission and can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. We hope that you will join us in our effort to save the irreplaceable parts of the amusement industry, some of which has already been lost. There is a lot of work yet to be done, and there are a lot of ways that you can help. Please start by following our monthly updates and making donations, as your generosity will show the world just how exciting and enjoyable our avocation is – now and for generations long into the future.  
 
As we will continue to tailor the website to our readers’ tastes, please take the opportunity to check all the pages and topics, and get a feel for this site, as it will continue to grow with articles, photographs, information and commentary. As the museum project moves forward we will carry the stories of the industry’s rich past, introducing new historic details from lost and forgotten rides, as well as the latest stories on the modern classics. It is our objective to create an enjoyable and informative site, one that you will want to continue to support
 

The NRCMA is an unaffiliated, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of historic roller coasters and amusement park artifacts and memorabilia to document and archive the history of the amusement park industry in a dynamic environment while providing the most complete repository of  information and documents  regarding the amusements industry. To donate to the NRCMA to aid in the protection and preservation of historic roller coasters and amusement park artifacts, mail to: NRCMA, attention, Jeff Novotny, NRCMA Treasurer, PO Box 5424, Arlington, Texas 76005-5424.