Scholarly Saturdays – What are We Doing? Saving our Aviation Heritage
SATURDAY - MAR 3, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM       < Back to Events

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In December 2017, mankind celebrated the 114th anniversary of the first powered, controlled, sustained flight of a heavier-than-air craft. Through the course of those years, a generation of amateur aviation historians – the “first wave” – came of age themselves, and laid down the basis for recording this human achievement thoroughly. Formally established museums in this country dedicated to the subject numbered exactly 1 as of 1941, but today there are more than 120. The preservation of historic aircraft didn’t really get its legs until well into the late 1950s but today, a combination of static and flying museum’s - and organizations supporting them – have multiplied. Some have prospered, and some have not. Dan Hagedorn, a self-described member of “the second wave,” walks us through this evolving movement, and will challenge the audience to ponder exactly how we are doing as we take part – as enthusiasts, actively or passively - in this captivating avocation.

Scholarly Saturdays are free with paid FHCAM Museum Admission.
Ticket Info
Adult (18+) $16
Military $14
AAA Discount $14
Senior (65+) $14
Youth (6-17) $12
Child (5 and under) FREE

Paine Field
by Steve K. Bertrand

Book_PaineField.jpgThis pictorial history includes more than 200 images from the local community, historical societies, regional libraries, and state archives, and traces the rich history of Paine Field from its earliest days to its present status as a bustling airport and commercial aviation center.

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