Who we are
The Western Heritage Division (WHD) is one of several divisions of the Mid-Continent Region (MCoR) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). The area covered by the WHD includes portions of Eastern Nebraska (including the Omaha metro area) and Western Iowa (including Council Bluffs). See MCor ZipCode Locator to see if you are in the Division.
The WHD was organized in 1995 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Nebraska, March 6, 1996. The full legal name of the organization is the Western Heritage Division, National Model Railroad Association, Inc. In a shortened version the organization is also known as the Western Heritage Division
General Information
The WHD is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, literary, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Western Heritage Division shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or religion. The purpose of the WHD is to develop the technical skills of persons engaged in the art and craft of model railroading and promote fellowship among model railroaders. To educate persons engaged in model railroading in methods of building and operating model railroad equipment and prototype practices. To advance the hobby of model railroading wherever and whenever possible by publications, meetings and all things necessary within the geographic boundaries established by the National Model Railroad Association.