Plattsburg Transportation Museum
Gene Fodor [ March 2005 ]
Located on the former Plattsburgh Air Force base is the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum (CVTM). It is located in a building at 12 Museum Way on the base and it celebrated its first birthday in the Fall of 2004.
The concept for the museum grew out of the find of a Platsburgh-built Lozier Type 82 limousine. Dr. Anthony Vaccaro located the Lozier in Washington State and noted that there were not missing parts from the vehicle. He then transported it to Ontario Canada for total restoration. Three years later the Lozier was fully restored.
In 2000 the Museum was started by a group of history and auto enthusiasts. The original intent was to dedicate it to the Lozier Automobile, however the collection has diversified into many makes and forms of transportation including trains, airplanes (and a cockpit simulator) to other classic autos. Some of which are still being restored and prepared for display.
The Museum is a continuous work in progress and is housed in three of the Air Base's buildings. The design of the facility is to make it a hands on show. There is a area dedicated to children which allows for child friendly activities.
As the museum is run mostly by volunteers, hours have been limited to weekends and by special appointment. Their web site can be found at: www.cvtmuseum.org or telephone them at: 518-566-7575.