The 2013 NSFWA Annual Conference will be held in Virginia City, MT July 10-14, 2013!
6th Annual Conference
The National Stagecoach & Freight Wagon Association (NSFWA) is a not-for-profit organization. Our founders created the organization to provide an historic record of commercial wagon freighting and stagecoaching as well as sponsoring events associated with the use of stagecoaches and freight wagons.
About NSFWA provides details about our organization and our goals.
NSFWA members enjoy being part of a community that enjoys the many aspects of coaching and freighting such as...
- Various coaching and freighting vehicles
- Interesting and unique attributes of those vehicles
- Historic trails and points on the trails
- Places of interest such as military forts, stage stops, and wagon factories
- Historic individuals of the bygone era of coaching and freighting
- Related equipment – such as the harnesses and hitches, roughlocks, and drag shoes
- Participation in coaching and freighting activities
Members enjoy the following benefits
- NSFWA Newsletter, filled with historic accounts, annual conference coverage and future plans, and membership bios.
- NSFWA Annual Conference, where members enjoy speakers and presentations, share knowledge and experiences, visit historic sites and museums, see historic vehicles, participate in coaching and freighting events, and make new friends.
- NSFWA Resource Portal, where members can find more information on the history of coaching and freighting, the vehicles, historic sites and trails, and museums.
Learn more about memberhip in NSFWA.
The NSFWA publishes a newsletter twice a year. See our past newsletters.
Fall, 2012 (PDF)
- 6th Annual Conference in Virginia City, MT
- 2012 Event Summary
The newsletter is one of the benefits of membership in NSFWA!
NSFWA Annual Conference
One of the key benefits of the NSFWA is our annual conferences. These are a great opportunity to get together and share the vast knowledge of our membership group. These conferences provide an opportunity for social enrichment and the perpetuation and assimilation of lost knowledge—only regained through the mutual sharing of ideas and experiences by our members. Our membership includes persons that are interested in many different aspects. Through the collaboration of our efforts, we can learn more about the many aspects of our subject.
Learn more about our annual conference.
The Annual Conference is one of the benefits of membership in NSFWA.
We are committed to the research, archiving and sharing of historical information.
- NSFWA Newsletter
- Websites focusing on coaches, wagons, and trails
- Books on Stagecoaches and coaching; and freight wagons and freighting
- Manufacturers of coaches, wagons, and wheels
- Museums with stagecoaches, freight wagons, and carriages
More information can be found at the NSFWA Resource List.
The NSFWA Resource List is one of the benefits of membership in NSFWA.