Car Museum rallies for city centennial

NORWICH As the City of Norwich fixes to officially usher in its 100th anniversary next week, the Northeast Classic Car Museum will be part of the celebration.

The Classic Car Museum, home to more than 160 vintage vehicles in its 80,000 square foot facility on Rexford Street, will hold the opening reception of the city centennial at 11 a.m. on March 15. The event will feature a host of guest speakers, city leaders of past and present, light refreshments, and photographs that tell the story the City of Norwich over the last 100 years.

After the reception, the museum will offer 25 cent admission to all Norwich residents until 5 p.m. That offer will continue on Sunday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Centennial events, organized by members of the Norwich Centennial Committee, are planned throughout the year. Although the Classic Car Museum plays only a small role in the year-long celebration, the hope is to give locals a glimpse of automobiles reminiscent of simpler days, said Museum Director Bob Jeffrey.

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