The Northeast Classic Car Museum announces the Grand Opening of its new building on Friday, May 15, 2009. This special invitation-only celebration will begin at 4pm, and will feature refreshments and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Grand Opening celebrates the addition of 30,000 additional square feet of exhibit space. This expansion was made possible when, approximately two years ago, the Museum acquired a facility that adjoins the existing Museum. The renovations to the building were funded by generous donations from the community, members, and volunteers.
The building is at least 70 years old. It once housed Bennett-Ireland, a manufacturer of fire place equipment and other metal products. The building's clerestory windows and elevated center space have been restored to replicate their original beauty. The new building will be home to the Museum’s extensive Franklin collection, as well as a special limited-time exhibit of vintage tractors. Appropriately, the Museum will feature a small exhibit of Bennett-Ireland memorabilia and historical information in the new building. Other new exhibits include a collection of post-WWII vehicles. Of course, the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, Made In New York State and other exhibits will still have a prominent place in the Museum.
The new building and exhibits will open to the public on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 9am. The Museum is open 9am-5pm daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Admission will remain $9 for adults; $4 for students ages 6-18; under 6 are free. Please contact the Museum for more information at 607-334-2886 or email@example.com.