Champlain Valley Transportation Museum
This Museum was originally conceived by Tony Vaccaro as a "Lozier Museum" and through developing that concept, the scope of the museum was broadened to include all transportation.
Vaccaro, after moving to the Plattsburgh area he learned of the legendary Plattsburgh based Lozier Automobile Manufacturing Plant which had produced some of the worlds finest luxury automobiles. A car enthusiast, Vaccaro began collecting Lozier history eventually restoring a 1915 Lozier. In the process of discovering the Lozier history Vaccaro began to formulate the idea of a Lozier Museum.
Dr. Vaccaro mentioned his ideas at home . His daughters immediately saw the opportunity for children to join in and have a fun learning experience. Upon considering the mutual goals of a Lozier Gallery and a Children's Museum the idea of a Champlain Valley Transportation Museum was introduced by Bruce Carlin, a professional acquaintance of Dr. Vaccaro.
Soon a core of community service minded people began the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum. Former Plattsburgh Mayor John Ianneli, his wife Helen, Susanna Piller, Debby Powers and Vaccaro's wife Joanne formed the initial group. They worked to obtain a provisional New York State Education Charter and formed a 501-3-C corporation not-for-profit corporation.
CVTM offers various levels of membership and encourages all members to participate in our activities. We offer Charter, Annual and Lifetime Membership Levels. Your membership will allow CVTM to continue building the museum campus in a series of buildings located on the Historic Old Base in Plattsburgh.
One Saturday per month the CVTM holds different children's events; events could include airplanes, boats, cars, and even trains.
Your donations help:
To fund the buiding of the new museum.
There are many ways you can get involved.
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