- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, there’s a museum at a former U.S. Air Force base in northeastern New York.

The Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum is scheduled to open Saturday. The base had a museum when the Air Force shut it down in 1995 after 40 years in operation, but most of its assets were removed.

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican reports (https://bit.ly/1p2zfcx ) that members of the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, which operates the air base museum and the War of 1812 Museum. The historical group worked with some of the local Air Force retirees to collect items for the new museum and a grant from a group of Air Force veterans helped get the project off the ground.

The exhibits include a military patch board, base timeline and a display of assigned aircraft.

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Information from: Press-Republican, https://www.pressrepublican.com


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