Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum receives grant

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum has received a grant to help offset the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum received $12,944.28 from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Destination Development Corporation.

It will help pay utilities information technology, security and cleaning expenses incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020.

“We weren’t able to run trains for several months, but we still have certain unavoidable expenses like utilities and insurance that have to be paid,” said Robert Barcus, treasurer at the museum. “Combine that with all of the extra measures we had to take after re-opening and our expenses really started to add up.”

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad history in northwest Indiana. Formally organized in North Judson in 1988, the museum educates the public through interpretive displays and its tourist railroad that operates over several miles of former Chesapeake & Ohio track saved from abandonment in 2004.

Click here for more information about the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum or to plan a visit.

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