Saginaw Valley RR Museum Vandalized

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Saginaw Valley RR Museum Vandalized

Unread postby NS3322 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:53 am

On Tuesday night, four teens were apprehended spray painting "racial slurs" and graffiti on some of the rail cars on the museum grounds.

Statement from the museum's board of directors:
The Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society was greatly saddened to learn of the racist graffiti that was spray-painted at our location last night.

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that relies totally on membership dues and donations for survival, it is heartbreaking to see the work of these dedicated volunteers on these historical artifacts to be vandalized in any way, but especially as a canvas for messages of hate, which we find abhorrent.

We have contacted our insurance company to arrange to have the offensive graffiti removed as soon as possible. The museum’s board will meet on the evening of May 9th to discuss this incident and possible security improvements to the property.

On behalf of the entire membership of our organization, we would like to thank both the citizen who saw the vandalism taking place and contacted law enforcement, and the Saginaw Police Department for their quick response in apprehending the suspects. The Saginaw Railway Museum has long enjoyed the support of the Saginaw community and we look forward to continuing to serve the area by telling this important piece of Saginaw’s history for years to come.
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