Date Details: 10/01/17 — 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Recently, the Indiana State Police Alliance was awarded a grant from the Indiana Historical Society on behalf of the Indiana State Police Museum. This funding will go towards restoring the weigh station located directly behind the museum. The weigh station is an original from the 1950s, when Weigh Masters became their own division within the Indiana State Police. When the building was decommissioned in the 1990s, it was moved to the museum to be preserved and utilized as an exhibit space. Several years ago, the weigh station was boarded up and left untouched.
The funding for the grant will allow the weigh station to be restored to its former glory - the building's exterior will be refurbished, new windows and doors will be installed to match the original look of the structure, and the interior will be renovated for future use.
Restoring the weigh station is just the first step in this process - the final plans for the building include an interactive, professionally designed exhibit space explaining the history of weigh stations and motor carrier inspectors, the science and technology behind Indiana's roadways, as well as highway safety. The revitalization of the weigh station will allow visitors to learn about a part of Indiana State Police history that is not always discussed - they will leave understanding the importance of Motor Carrier Inspectors as well as highway safety.
In order to complete this project, we need your help. We need to raise $2,000 for the next step in the process. In order to apply for the funding required to create the exhibit, the museum needs to have an exhibit design firm create a layout of the potential weigh station exhibit. This will give grant organizations a better idea of our final plans for the weigh station project. Your financial support of this project will allow the museum to complete this next step and work towards a fully completed weigh station restoration and exhibit.
We respectfully request that you make a tax deductible donation to our Weigh Station Restoration Project. Help the museum continue to promote Indiana State Police history and encourage an appreciation for its importance by making a donation - today!
Donations can be made to:
Indiana State Police Alliance
1415 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Please write in the memo line:
"ISP Museum - Weigh Station Restoration Project"