Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't Forget to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. - Portland Police Museum

There are cool things to see all around you. You don't have to travel all the way to Darwin, MN to see something awesome. (Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine!)

We have been cleaning out Grandma and Grandpa's attic. We recently found Grandpa's Police uniform. Grandpa (Alvin Neubarth) was an auxiliary (volunteer) police officer from the late 50's until the early 70's. We decided to donate his uniform to the Portland Police Museum. Some of his items will be on display there soon.

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These rusty badges were just thrown into the Willamette in the 40's after the
police switched over to their new style of badges. I guess they weren't super
concerned about recycling?

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Before cell phones, if you saw a crime of needed a cop you had to find one of
these boxes.

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I love this old Stop and Go sign. It looks so cartoony, but they have a picture of
it on a Portland Street.

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A Police Motorcycle with a sidecar. I guess that's where the criminal
would sit after they were arrested? Or maybe the Police dog?
And yes, that is McGruff the crime dog hanging out in the background.
This is a fun little Museum on the main floor of the Police station on 2nd Ave.
Downtown. The are Police uniforms for kids to try on, and lots of interesting
memorabilia from Portland's Police History.
Location:
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, between Madison and Main streets, just west of the Hawthorne Bridge. Museum entrance is in the first floor lobby.

Hours:
10:00 to 3:00, Tuesday to Friday

Admission:
Free




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