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Seniors (55+) / Students: $10.00
Children 12 &under: $6.00
Youth Under 4: FREE
Become a Member
Individual Adult: $25.00
Seniors (55+) / Students: $20.00
Family of 4: $50.00
Lifetime Access: $200.00
Board of Directors
President – Stu Thomas
Stu joined the museum in 1998 and has served in various leadership roles on the board. Stu was a member of Capreol’s town council prior to Capreol’s amalgamation with the City of Greater Sudbury. Now retired, Stu was employed as a secondary school teacher and worked in the insurance sector. Stu has also contributed to a number of local boards and committees including the Trinity United Church, Capreol Minor Hockey, the Capreol Business Association and Sudbury District Insurance Brokers.
Vice President – Robert Michelutti
Robert has been active on the board since 1995. He retired from Falconbridge Ltd. as the Superintendent of Environmental and Health Services. He was actively involved in Greater Sudbury’s re-greening efforts and has served on a number of local board and committees such as the Sudbury Regional Development Corporation and St. John’s Ambulance. Robert is also a visual artist working in a variety of mediums.
Treasurer – Vacant
Secretary – Frances Michelutti
Frances joined the board in 1995. She is graduate of Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology (Honours). Currently, Frances opreates Michelutti Designs, a custom framing business in Capreol. Frances oversees exhibit development and tends to the extensive gardens and floral displays at the museum. Fran also assists the town’s Communities in Bloom committee.
Eileen Thompson is a charter member of the museum and joined the board in 1993. Prior to the establishment of the museum, Eileen served on Capreol’s Heritage Committee. She is a life long resident of Capreol and her husband worked for the Canadian National Railway Co. Eileen is responsible for helping with research, curating exhibits and maintaining the museum gardens. Eileen is a former President of the Capreol Horticultural Society, was a director with the Trinity United Church and is actively involved with the local quilting club.
Dr. Albert Melanson has been an active director on the board since 2012. He is a retired doctor and an avid railway enthusiast. Albert is an active member of the Sudbury Railroad Modellers Club and has been instrumental in helping the museum to establish a number of exhibits including its HO scale layout at the Heritage Centre and the G Scale layout in Prescott Park.
Jacqueline Melanson joined the NORMHC board in 2012. She is a retired school teacher and actively participates in school tours and programming at the museum. Jacqueline assists NORMHC with bilingual programming and translation services. Like her husband Albert, Jacqueline is a talented railway modeller and helps to maintain the layouts at NORMHC.
Brian Yensen is a past President of NORMHC and has been an active member of the board since 2012. Brian is a Captain with the Capreol Volunteer Fire Department and represents the museum’s interest with the Capreol Firefighter’s Club. Brian is a designated care taker for the town’s antique Gotfredson Bickle Fire Engine and helps to oversee a number of restoration projects at NORMHC.
Dale Wilson joined the board in 2001. He is a retired secondary school teacher and a local historian. Dale has published a number of books on the region’s railway heritage through his publication company, Nickle Belt Rails. He is a member of the Sudbury Railway Modellers and oversees the museum archives and reference library, which has been named in his honour.
Ken Reiss has been a member of the NORMHC board since 2015. A Computer Science gradute from Laurentian University, Ken is employed in the field of process automation. An avid railway enthusiast, Ken assists with a number of projects and has represented the museum at national railway conferences.
Cody Cacciotti joined the board in 2020, previously serving as the museum’s Operations Manager. He is currently working in applied research at Cambrian College. Cody graduated from Laurentian with a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts (History). He leads Capreol’s Communities in Bloom Committee and is a director with the Sudbury Regional Competitive Soccer League. Cody has served on a number of committees and chaired the town of Capreol’s Centennial Committee.
Frank Madigan is a long time director for NORMHC. He is a retired Major in the Canadian Forces Reserves and a member of the Irish Regiment Old Guard. Frank is also retired from VIA Rail. Frank’s father, J.G. Madigan was a Rules Instructor for the Canadian National Railway Co. Frank assists the museum with event development and has represented the organization at several conferences.
Paul Parent joined the museum in 2019. Now retired, Paul worked as an retail associate with Canadian Tire. Paul is an active member of the Sudbury Railway Modellers and assists with special events as well as repair and restoration projects at the museum.
If you are interested in joining the board, please send a resume and a letter of expression to