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Luncheon - Paul Helman, Railroad Museum



Speaker Bio:

The Wives of the Railroad “Big 4” Plus One and Their Impact on Sacramento

We have all heard about the “Big Four” in Sacramento’s Railroad history: Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins, and Leland Stanford, and the mysterious fifth one, Judge Edwin Bryant Crocker. But what do we know about their wives?  We know that behind every great man is usually an equally great woman. This meeting will be our chance to hear about those women and the impacts that they had on our community of Sacramento and even further into the entire state. 

Our speaker is Paul Helman, who has been a docent at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento since 2002.  He has put in over 11,000 volunteer hours in that capacity. He serves as an docent on the Museum floor, as a Brakeman on weekend excursion rides, and does mid-week yard moves on the Sacramento Southern Railroad.  He is a qualified Signal Maintainer who tests and certifies the highway-grade crossings used by the excursion railroad. He is obviously a big Railroad Buff. Paul also serves as a participant with the newly adopted Museum Strategic Plan which will further enhance this world-class museum in the Sacramento landscape. 

Paul has been married to his wife, Nancy, for 48 years and they have two grown children and four grandchildren. He obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from U. C. Santa Barbara and worked for 32 years for Procter and Gamble before retiring in 2002. Paul is very community minded, and also serves on the local Council Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and was Council President in 2011-2012. 

When11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where:  Shriners Hospital (click for directions)
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817

Cost:  $20

For questions or Member RSVP, please email Carol Adams at carolshomesales@gmail.com.

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