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Plattsburgh opens new Air Force Base Museum

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

A new museum opens Saturday in Plattsburgh.

The new Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum honors the forty year presence of the US Air Force in the North Country. This new museum replaces the old one which closed in 1995 with the Air Force Base itself.

Museum displays come from members of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base and second-hand stores around Plattsburgh. The Battle of Plattsburgh Association raised nearly $7,000 to open the museum.

"Ever since the base closed we had the hopes that some point in time to open a museum at Plattsburgh Air Force Base telling the Plattsburgh Air Force Base story, and now we've been able to pull it off," said Frank Baehre from the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum.

The museum's grand opening is Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Admission to the museum will be free all weekend.

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