Memory Junction Museum has been an important part of Brighton's cultural and economic landscape since 1996 when Ralph and Eugenia Bangay purchased the old station and property from CN, narrowly averting the disaster of the destruction of one of the few remaining original Grand Trunk Railway stations in Ontario. Their dedication to Memory Junction has been amazing! In 2015 a Celebration of Memory Junction was organized in response to serious incidents of vandalism and the gradual reduction of volunteer support for the museum. Crowds came to Memory Junction on this day you show their appreciation to the Bangays and to donate to the upkeep of the place. Painting and fixing ensued along with better security measures. Ralph and Eugenia were very pleased, as we can see here.
Then, in February 2016, the Brighton History Week events took on the theme of "Riding the Rails" with a focus on Memory Junction as well as the history of the railways. The History Guy presented railway history and RandR, a popular local musical duo, provided rousing renditions of railway songs. The Bangays were honoured at the show and the Open House as the community showed it appreciation. See the section for Brighton History Week 2016 for more.