Caboose History

The “All Aboard” campaign was designed to address the issue of limited space at Stillwater Station, and to help highlight the history of Kappa Kappa Psi. From 2006-2012, the Fraternity worked to turn a caboose into a “living museum”, which provides a home for historical archives and artifacts. The purchase of the caboose was made possible in large part by a donation from Al & Gladys Wright and the award of a matching grant from the Kerr Foundation.

The Board of Trustees of Kappa Kappa Psi began discussing the idea of purchasing a caboose for National Headquarters at their Summer Council Meeting in 2004. The Detroit, Toledo & Ironton caboose was purchased in 2006 and relocated to Stillwater from Thomasville, Michigan. Initially, the caboose was balanced and placed on newly laid tracks and had electric lines, phone lines and Internet installed. The exterior was sandblasted and repainted to original colors, and the interior was refurbished including the addition of new carpet, window tinting, and custom built display cabinets.

The Caboose was officially dedicated on July 26, 2014 in a ceremony at the National Headquarters.