For more than 100 years, the Pennsylvania State Police has lived up to its motto of “Honor, Service, Integrity, Respect, Trust, Courage, Duty.” We’re proud of their commitment to protecting and serving Pennsylvanians and people visiting our Commonwealth. Their sacrifice and valor are highly regarded in our communities, as Troopers patrol the state on the highways and in the air.
To honor the rich tradition of the Pennsylvania State Police, the AACA Museum, Inc. presents “The Pennsylvania State Police: To Protect and Serve,” a new exhibit displayed in our Members 1st Gallery curated by the Pennsylvania State Police Museum. This gallery is located on the main level of the AACA Museum. It is a space that allows artists, other museums, and other collections to be displayed on a temporary basis in support of education on cross-promotional opportunities. Visit the AACA Museum as we pay tribute to statewide law enforcement and learn about the history and tradition of the Pennsylvania State Police. This exhibit will be on view through May 6, 2020.
Comparing police cars
The exhibit, guest curated by the Pennsylvania State Police Museum, presents a modern police cruiser and a classic State Police patrol car. The modern vehicle is a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria. The classic police car is a 1973 Plymouth Fury II. On display with each car is the uniform worn by the Troopers of the time. Additionally, a 1989 State Police Harley-Davidson FXRP motorcycle is on display.
Pennsylvania State Police motor memorabilia
In addition to the displays of vehicles and uniforms, exhibit cases display radar units from the early 1960s and 1970s. Also shown is an assortment of 1/43 scale model patrol cars dating from the late 1930s to the present. A variety of historical photos chronicle State Police history and highlight the 115-year history of the Pennsylvania State Police.
The mission of the Pennsylvania State Police Museum is to preserve and interpret the rich history and heritage of the Pennsylvania State Police, and to provide a lasting memorial for those who have served, especially those who gave their lives in the line of duty. This display is just a taste of what you can find in their full Museum, also located in Hershey, PA. Visit their website at http://www.psp-hemc.org/ for more information.