Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers Receives Stewardship Award from Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
The ’52 Hudson patrol vehicle, the centerpiece of the Alaska Law Enforcement Museum.
The Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers (FOAST) was recognized and honored on November 5 by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) for its stewardship of law enforcement history at the Alaska Law Enforcement Museum in downtown Anchorage.
Since the early ‘90s, FOAST has preserved and displayed hundreds of treasured Alaska territorial, state police, and trooper artifacts and law enforcement memorabilia. Initially called “The Trooper Museum,” the museum has expanded to include content from statewide and federal law enforcement agencies, including national police agency patches. A centerpiece of the museum’s collection is a 1952 Hudson patrol vehicle.
AAHP’s Stewardship Award recognizes an organization that exemplifies the highest standards in Alaska preservation.
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“Alaska’s Law Enforcement Museum remains remarkable and memorable because of the continued donation of artifacts from law enforcement personnel,” says FOAST President Doug Norris. “Our active and dedicated volunteers have sustained the museum and FOAST programs to the benefit of visitors and Alaska resident.”
Trish Neal, AAHP president, says, “FOAST’s development of the Alaska Law Enforcement Museum in downtown Anchorage is an excellent example of historic preservation, establishing a heritage destination of interest to Alaskans as well as visitors, and very deserving of a historic preservation award.”
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