Do you Believe in the mission of the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation? 


Would you like to Contribute to help further Kentucky Steam's Goals?

Consider Supporting the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation. A membership to KSHC will help further the goals and mission of Kentucky Steam while giving you the opportunity to volunteer, be part of special events, and stay informed. Check out our exciting membership opportunities below.


Single Membership

Consider the Standard Annual Membership for Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation ($100)


Benefits include:

  • Annual Membership Vehicle Decal

  • All the benefits of the Carknocker Membership

  • Membership Card

  • Quarterly Members Only Email 

  • An invite to an Exclusive Members Only event

  • Access to Members Only Merchandise and Facebook Page

  • Members Only Item

  • 10% Discount to our online store (we have cool swag)

*If you wish to volunteer in person, a Background Check Fee is additional. 


Household Membership

Do you live with more than one person? Take a look at our Household Membership ($199)


Benefits Include:

  • Everything the Conductor  Membership has to offer, plus....

  • Two Vehicle Decals

  • Membership Cards for 2 Adults and 2 Children

  • 4 Invites to members only events

  • Two Members Only Hats

*Children are considered below the age of 16.


Executive Membership

Are you looking for the All-Access Pass for KSHC. Our Executive Membership might just fit the bill! ($587)


Benefits Include:

  • All the benefits of the Yardmaster (Annual Household) Membership

  • Name on the Kentucky Steam website as an Executive Level Member (Optional)

  • Advanced Access to Special Ticketed Events

  • Volunteer background check fee is waived. 


Carknocker Membership

Our Volunteer Membership

Volunteer Memberships allow for a member to participate as a volunteer and provides liability coverage only. Plus other benefits that accrue on an hours-served basis. ($50)

If you wish to volunteer in person, an additional initial background check is required. ​


Student Membership

Student Memberships include all the benefits of a Annual Membership but are restricted to students ages 16-21 years old. ($27.16)

Where Do My Membership Dues Go?

The dues that you contribute to our organization help pay for many of the mainly unseen parts of what we do at Kentucky Steam.

Membership dues are crucial for keeping Kentucky Steam running! They help pay for:

  • Volunteer Insurance that provides secondary coverage for all those who work on official KSHC projects.

  • Helps pay for our volunteer hour and expense tracking system, Neon.

  • Defrays the costs of office and shop utilities.

  • Allows for the purchase of protective equipment including safety vests, hardhats, earplugs, etc. 

  • Contributes to other administrative costs.


Do you have questions?

We are working on a FAQ page to answer your questions. In the meantime, please direct any questions to us at