The Sedalia Katy Depot

Sedalia Missouri's  Visitor Center and Year-Round Historic Railroad Destination


Mid Range Goals

1         Modify five-year Capital Campaign needs

2         Secure sponsorship for special projects

3         Submit Grant applications to match program goals

                                    Missouri Humanities Council

                                    Union Pacific Foundation

4     Increase sales revenue generated through the Depot Store

5   Increase/enhance interior and exterior signage

6   Define traveling classroom exhibit message, determine ‘tool box’, select contents and finalize story

7   Focus docent training efforts around heritage interpretation components which connect artifacts to interpretation

8   Develop Foundation promotional materials and update web site

9     Implement Depot Visitor Destination Marketing

10 Host Dining by Rail Fundraiser             

11   Renovate Historic player piano

12   Unveil syncopated rhythm piano public art pieces

13     Connect with youth groups to conduct a hands-on art exhibit time capusel

14     Produce series of self guided tour brochures

“If these walls could talk” as a then and now story told by individuals contributing to the Sedalia Katy Depot story, such as

o     Bradford Gilbert, architect of the depot, on designing depots that includes reference to construction, function, employees, users, number of trains, route maps, divison points

o     George R Smith, founder of Sedalia, on the concept of “buiding a railroad town” with components of ‘in the beginning’, ‘the impact’, ‘the transition’, ‘the future’

o     Michael Cassidy’s “Defending a Way of lLfe”


 Long Range Goals

Replicate the Round House North on Third

Pursue landscape enhancement  of east side yard /

Extend use of MoPac caboose visitor center as a satellite retail / info center location

Approach City regarding Katy Depot neighborhood clean up