The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum successfully moved Grasselli Tower to our museum grounds in North Judson in May of 2009 - but our fundraising efforts continue! Originally, the museum felt safe in budgeting $50,000 for the project, however the move ended up with a price tag of just over $55,000. Well worth it considering the amount of work that was necessary to haul the tower more than 65 miles from it's original home in East Chicago.
There has been a strong nationwide interest in preserving Grasselli Tower. Without the donations we received, Grasselli Tower could never have been saved! The museum and it's all-volunteer members offer a heart-felt "Thank You" to everyone who helped with this project. Without your monetary contributions, Grasselli Tower would have surely been torn down and lost to history!
Even though this railroad tower has been saved from the wrecking ball, we still need your donations to refurbish Grasselli Tower so that it can be enjoyed by everyone. The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum has many things planned for Grasselli Tower and your tax deductible contributions will help us achieve our goals.
HVRM is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and any donations are tax deductible.
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Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! You can print a Grasselli Tower Project flyer with a contribution form.
Not sure how our to read our Donation Meter? Check out our page on Donation Meter Signal Aspects.
Through our affiliation with the Starke County Community Foundation, we can now accept your donation online. The process is simple, so make your online donation today!
If your employer provides matching grants or donations, you can further help the Grasselli Tower Project. In many cases, with a matching gift, you can effectively double your donation to help save Grasselli Tower without any extra expense on your part! Ask your employer for details. Below, you will find several matching gift programs. If your company has a matching gift program and would like to be included on this list, please email the webmaster.
- Norfolk Southern - Norfolk Southern provides 1:1 matching, with a minimum donation of $50 and a maximum of $35,000.
- Union Pacific - Union Pacific provides 1:1 matching, with a minimum donation of $25 and a maximum of $12,000.
If you have any questions about the Grasselli Tower Project at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, please contact email the webmaster.