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Step-By-Step Fundraiser

SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED: The museum's Step-By-Step Fundraiser to purchase a new set of steps for Grasselli Tower was a success! We successfully funded the project, obtained the matching challenge grant, and are preparing for the installation in spring 2024.

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum recently sought donations to install a new set of fabricated steel stairs for Grasselli Tower. When most of the exterior renovations were completed in 2022, it became apparent that fabricated stairs leading up to the second floor of the tower were necessary. The new steel steps will last longer than wood while providing a safe and reliable way to access the second floor for many years to come.

The estimated cost of the new stairs was nearly $38,000, but the museum was able to negotiate that price down to $14,000. Our volunteers will be painting and installing the stairs with guidance from the manufacturer, saving nearly the half the cost. On top of that, an anonymous donor generously donated $7,000 through a challenge grant to help pay for the new stairs at Grasselli Tower.

Make A Donation

If you would like to make a donation towards the long-term preservation of Grasselli Tower, please visit our donation page and select the Grasselli Tower Fund under fund name.

Mail Your Donation

If you prefer, you can also mail a check:

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
PO Box 75
North Judson, IN 46366

Please make your check payable to "Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum" or "HVRM" and write "Grasselli Tower" in the memo section.