The Oregon Trail Museum Association (OTMA) is one of many cooperating associations to be found throughout the United States. Cooperating Associations developed early in the National Park Service history to provide visitors with inexpensive trail guide brochures, pictures, maps, and other interpretive literature not otherwise available through the use of federal funds. Their primary function continues to be the support of park interpretive and related visitor service activities. Cooperating associations operate small bookshops and sales counters in park visitor facilities. These bookshops make literature and other items that assist in the public understanding of the parks available. Monies from these sales are used to sponsor various activities that support the park’s interpretive programs.
What does the OTMA do in the parks?
Since 1956, OTMA has provided support for both Scotts Bluff and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Here are a few ways your contributions support the park:
How can I join?
You can join the Oregon Trail Museum Association year round. It is a $10 donation for a new member and then a $5 donation for each successive year. To mail in a contribution and join please download our brochure and enclose a check or fill out the member application and drop it off at the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center of the Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center on your next visit.
How can I contact the OTMA?