The 10,000 Square Foot expansion is being outfitted as exhibition space as the organization evolves into a physical museum.
PLAINVIEW, Texas; (November 9, 2020) – The tragic death of National Roller Coaster Museum founding board member Mark Moore in 2016 is allowing the NRCMA to double the size of its current archive facility complex and to create a showroom for public access to select artifacts within the Museum’s collection. The expansion will be named for Moore and will quantify his success in the industry and his support of the NRCMA.
Architectural designs for the expansion have been donated by Herschman Architects in Cleveland. Its colorful, whimsical design references the heritage of fun and excitement of the midway while the functional design provides state-of-the-art display and archive space.
This development joins other endowed expansions of the museum archive complex. Building one was donated by fund raising efforts by members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts. Buildings two and three grew the building two more times thanks to donations from the Gary and Linda Hays family (Cliff’s Amusement Park) archive facility. A fourth donation allowed for the construction of the current climate controlled archives area. These four buildings now house equipment donated by Cedar Fair; Disneyland’ Dollywood; Hersheypark; Six Flags and many others. Major archive collections have been donated by the Bill Crandall family; the Bill Cobb/John Pierce collection; Harold Hudson; LARC; Tom Major; the Bob Minick family; the Ron Toomer family and countless others.
Watch a timelapse video of the construction here: https://youtu.be/_YglmqFK8jw