Our Museum continues to grow. We have a new name to go with our expanded scope, a new logo, more exhibit space, more airplanes, monthly programs featuring prominent speakers, and an increase in visitors, members, and volunteers. We are collaborating with more aviation and youth organizations. We are hard at work on our major objectives:
- a dedicated Museum building allowing proper maintenance and display of the collection,
- expansion of the collection to include Maryland-wide artifacts and aircraft,
- expanded member benefits, and
- youth education and development programs.
The monthly speaker programs will continue on (usually) the first Monday of each month throughout 2008 in the superb auditorium generously made available by Lockheed Martin Corporation. We have a number of exciting speakers committed who will cover a variety of aviation and space topics. Following each featured presentation, we have a social break with refreshments and then a museum session covering topics of interest such as videos or slides. Admission is free, but a photo ID (drivers license) is required.
The Maryland room's construction is complete, and we are preparing displays covering Marylandís aviation and space history as well as current aviation subjects. The current exhibit covers the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and encompasses both earth and space science programs, including displays of results from programs such as the NASAís Hubble Space Telescope program, which is operated out of Maryland. Additionally, there is an exhibit covering Dr. Thomas Jones, a local astronaut with four shuttle flights.
As we have done previously, we will continue to offer special events such as trips, the Navy TA-4J arrival, and the F-105 reunion.
Please join in - your participation and support will be welcomed. Consider supporting and participating in the museum - join, volunteer, recruit, or donate. Membership is open to anyone who shares the interests of the museum: aviation, space, and Maryland history. If you have questions, please contact the Museum at 410-682-6122.