Museum puts out APB for memorabilia
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To the Editor:

The Vermont State Police Archive Center and Museum Inc. was incorporated with 501(c)(3) public charity status in March of 2009.

Our mission is to collect and preserve the equipment, photographs, newspaper accounts, uniform items and any other items of historical value regarding policing in Vermont and specifically the Vermont State Police and its predecessor, the Department of Motor Vehicle Highway Patrol.

It is also our purpose to identify memorabilia, catalogue and maintain records of items received, and make them available for educational purposes as well as providing state police stations with same for display for public viewing. We presently have displays at Vermont State Police HQ in Waterbury, and state police barracks in Derby, New Haven, Royalton and St. Albans.

The long-range goal of the Vermont State Police Archive Center & Museum is to have a stand-alone museum open for the public with tours available by retired members of the department upon request.

The ultimate goal is to preserve the rich history of the Vermont State Police and the Department of Public Safety.

We have raised funds through a Christmas raffle, Texas Hold’em and sale of T-shirts, hats, book and photos. Also we have received donations from several individuals and the Vermont Retired Troopers Association.

We will be having a display at the Vermont Historical Expo in Tunbridge on June 16 and 17. Both days the hours are 10 am to 5 pm. The display will feature “Monty,” a replicated 1947 Ford Vermont State police cruiser.

Stop by and see what we have accomplished! Anyone wishing to donate some time and help out please call the archive office at (802) 524-5993, ext. 2738 on Monday or Wednesday mornings and let us know.

Capt. Daniel K. Troidl

Vermont State Police Archive Center and Museum.

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