That gallery, Soper noted, will not be completed for the upcoming season.
Lozier Motors operated in Plattsburgh in the early 1900s at the site now occupied by Georgia-Pacific. Loziers have been the focal point of the transportation museum since its inception more than a decade ago.
The museum, which is closed for the winter months, will have its grand reopening on the last weekend of April and will feature some new exhibits, including several antique bicycles, a 1927 Packard and a 1996 handicap-accessible taxi cab that was a prototype for a model that was tested for New York City.
It was out-competed when Nissan Motors was granted exclusive rights to produce vehicles for the city’s taxi fleet.
“The cab never went into production,” Soper said.
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IF YOU GO
The Champlain Valley Winter Wine Festival is set for 4 to 6:30 Saturday, Jan. 26 at Legends Bistro in Plattsburgh.
Tickets are $25. A three-course dinner will follow, with tickets going for $75, which covers food, wine, tax and tip, with $35 from each admission going to the Transportation Museum.
Those who purchase both the wine-tasting and dinner tickets can book a standard room at Comfort Inn at the discounted price of $99.
For more information, directions, dinner menu and tickets, visit http://www.cvtmuse um.info/. Tickets are also available at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum administration office, 12 Museum Way on the PARC Museum Campus (566-7575) or at Comfort Inn on Route 3 in Plattsburgh.