On May 15, 2009, over 300 members, exhibitors, and invited guests attended the Grand Opening of the
The new exhibit space currently boasts a limited-time display of "Antique Tractors" – 16 restored workhorses dating from the turn of the century through 1967. The Museum's collection of
The new building, which adjoins the previous Museum buildings, was donated to NECCM by Harold Ray. Formerly the site of the Bennett-Ireland company, the building was renovated thanks to generous contributions from local corporate, foundation, and individual donors. In collaboration with the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS), a section of the restored building has been dedicated to "A Tribute to Bennett-Ireland", which features the products and history of one of
NECCM unveiled a new "Post-War Era" exhibit, which features over 30 examples of vehicles from 1946-1967. The Museum's other exhibits also got a fresh look, thanks to the additional 30,000 square feet of exhibit space. In all, nearly 150 vehicles are displayed at the Museum, along with vintage airplane engines, informative videos, and much more!
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