UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who helped us make our goal! We are incredibly thankful for your continued support. If you haven't donated but are considering, we are still seeking donations to help with the completion of this project. Every dollar counts!
The Indiana State Police Museum was awarded a grant through the Indiana Historical Society for $13,499 to restore a historic weigh station located on the museum’s property. As a part of the grant, the museum must raise $2,500 in order to complete the proposed project. The museum plans on replacing the paneling, installing new doors and windows, as well as repairing the roof of the weigh station in order to prepare the building for future exhibits and programs.
The weigh station is an original built in the 1950s for the Indiana State Police. Weigh stations were used by Weighmasters – officers who enforced laws regarding large vehicles such as trucks and buses. These officers would ensure trucks and buses that traveled on Indiana’s roadways were safe – this included weighing the trucks to ensure they were not putting too much pressure on the roads and inspecting the vehicles for safety compliance. The original weigh stations were shut down in the 1990s and replaced with new buildings that could accommodate the changes in technology. The weigh station at the ISP Museum is the last of the original weigh stations, making it an incredibly important to the preservation of the Indiana State Police’s History.
Once the proposed restoration project is completed, the Indiana State Police Museum will utilize an exhibit design company to create a state-of-the-art exhibit about Indiana’s roadways and Weighmasters. This can only be completed once the weigh station has been restored. Please help us preserve this important piece of history!
- Stacy Adams
- David Clements
Cops for Kids of Indiana Inc
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