Don Fisher and George Summers, the Railroad and Greenport's Economy

In 1995, with twenty-three years of audio-visual and technical theater experience, Mr. Donald Fisher joined the all-volunteer Railroad Museum of Long Island to serve as an electrician and exhibit designer.  By 1998, Mr. Fisher had been appointed Assistant Site Manager for the Museum’s Greenport, Long Island property and a major rehabilitation of the exhibit hall was underway.  In 2001, an opening occurred on the museum’s Board of Trustees and Don was asked to fill that position, serving on the buildings and grounds committee and the events committee.  In 2007 he was appointed to the position of Vice President and became Co-chair of the Steam Locomotive #39 Restoration Committee.  Since October 2008, Don Fisher has served as President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island and continues to lead the restoration process on Locomotive #39.

George Summers is a local clergyman for past 46 years.  He enjoys working with the Railroad Museum of Long Island at it’s Greenport site as its docent. Additionally, George works on the HO scale model of Greenport, Then and Now, and assists with Railroad Museum's growth and development.