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March 2, 2013

Could PAFB museum fly?

Public invited to weigh inat informational meeting

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He said the museum would start modestly.

If the board approves its creation, it would seek funding from museum memberships, donations and grants, Herkalo said.

PROOF IN PUDDING

Since word has gotten out about the informational meeting, Herkalo has gotten some emails and phone calls from people expressing interest.

“We’re expecting to see more,” he said.

Among them are veterans organizations, some of which have posted the proposal on their military retirees websites.

“It’s getting some viral content to it.”

At this point, it’s difficult to gauge whether the interest is great enough, Herkalo said.

“It’s somewhat of a challenge; not that it can’t be done.”

More will be known after the meeting.

“I like to say the proof is in the pudding.”

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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IF YOU GO

A meeting on the proposed Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7,  in the Press-Republican Theater at the War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road, Plattsburgh. For more information, contact Keith Herkalo at 420-7404 or email him at kherkalo@charter.net.

The next Battle of Plattsburgh Association Board of Director's meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the same location.

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