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ALCO museum considers debut campaign successful

Jim Cesare, director of the American Locmotive Company Heritage Museum, works on the ALCO Employee Histories display in advance of its grand opening in June.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Jim Cesare, director of the American Locmotive Company Heritage Museum, works on the ALCO Employee Histories display in advance of its grand opening in June.
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After a short and successful four-month inaugural season, the ALCO Heritage Museum is closed for the winter and looking ahead to the future. Museum director Jim Cesare said the group’s facility at 1910 Maxon Road attracted more than 6,000 people on weekends between June 10 and Oct. 7. He expects the museum to re-open the first or second weekend in April 2013, possibly in a different building but at the same Maxon Road location. The ...


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Starman
November 1, 2012
4:58 p.m.

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Well, Well, it finally is happening. I have heard from former board members that they are being evicted from the current site because they did not pay rent for the past year. All of the fund raisers they had have been flops and the Board has been involved in fighting matches among themselves. One of the major issues is that most people on the Board do not agree with the museum director on how things are being run.
Since I live in Schenectady, I go by there often and I noticed the signs are all gone and the building there are in is for lease.Its a cold and dirty warehouse with no heat or A/C.
The group is slowly dying. I have heard from members that have left who say they offer almost nothing for the dues they pay. They have not had a newsletter in about a year now. I was told they have fewer members now than they started with in 2009.
Don't waste your time and money with these clowns. People who have visited this building have been disappointed in what they saw for the money they spent on admission.They have clearly screwed up and should disband.

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