The International Lineman’s Museum & Hall of Fame pays tribute to those linemen and individuals (both past and present) who have contributed to the safety and existence of the electrical industry and to those unique individuals who continually exceed in the call of duty.
The sacrifices, dedication, and contributions made by these individuals be proudly, honorably, and admirably recognized for their unwavering devotion to linemen and the electrical industry are displayed proudly at the ILM.
The International Lineman’s Museum was founded by Andy Price. As a salesman for American Safety Utility Corporation, he would visit utility companies. He noticed that a lot of the old worn out equipment would just be thrown away. From company to company he would take with him the stuff that was trashed. That is the way the museum began.
Originally the artifacts would fit onto one hotsticks trailer, and it would be taken from rodeo to rodeo for viewing. It wasn’t too long though that the artifacts began to accumulate and they ran out of room on the trailer. The museum has grown from its humble beginnings as dumpster diving to two rooms full or artifacts and a garage with eight vehicles and trailers.
The museum is non-profit and all of our funding comes through private donations and brick sales. Over 75 percent of the artifacts at the museum have been donated by individuals. We are always getting new pieces in weekly from individuals or companies. We have artifacts from all 50 states and over 15 international countries. We are always accepting new artifacts.
The ground up to and surrounding the monument are where our bricks are located. Across from the Monument are located the Museum and Hall of Fame Town Clock and the Memorial Teardrop Monument. The Teardrop is a granite Monument with the Museum logo on it. It is in honor of all Lineman Everywhere. The Hall of Fame is always accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame, They can be current, retired or deceased lineman.