The Portland Police Historical Society is asking for donations to help save the Portland Police Museum.
The museum is located in the Justice Center lobby, 1111 S.W. 2nd Ave., and is believed to be one of the few such operations with a collection of its size.
It opened in 1976 and features uniforms, artifacts and photos dating back to the 1820s.
Thousands of people visit the museum each year, including students on field trips.
The curators work to archive information for the museum and also conduct research projects, including one last year that identified local officers who had died in the line of duty but were never honored.
The organization is now asking for donations to keep the museum operating, as well as funding further conservation projects.
Thursday, August 21 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:55:51 GMT
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