Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tri-State Warbird Museum

What: History Hunters: Tri-State Warbird Museum Tour

When: Friday July 25th, 10 AM -12 PM

Who: Homeschoolers of all ages welcome, but the program is geared to students middle school age and above. Limited to 40 participants.

Cost: FREE (HUGE SAVINGS over the regular admission price of $12 for adults and $7 for students)

RSVP: to Laura no later than Thursday July 17th as I have to get a count to Rick so he can accommodate our group.

The men that run this museum have been WONDERFUL to deal with and very quick to respond to my tour request, they are opening just to let our group tour! They said cameras are welcome and encourage us to take photos during our visit.

The tour will include:
20 minute film introducing visitors to the history of aircrafts used in WWII

Presentation by a WWII veteran accompanied by a 15 minute film (30-40 minutes in length).

30-40 minute tour of the hanger to see the aircrafts.

The group will be divided into 2 smaller groups, we will all watch the film together and then split into groups to rotate between the veteran and the hanger.

About the museum:A Historic Aviation Museum ...dedicated to remembering those who fought for our freedom, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice...The Museum is a 20,000 square foot (Phase I) state-of-the-art facility which provides:An inviting atmosphere to facilitate the restoration and preservation of the aircraft, while maximizing the Museum's educational mission. An exhibit area for historic artifacts and related items to highlight the history of the Museum's aircraft. A library of reference books, magazines, videos, films, and other educational materials. A classroom and lecture facility to provide educational forums to schools and interested groups. An aircraft display area that honors the role of the aircraft to illustrate the progress of aviation development and to honor the contribution of military aviation. A professional restoration shop to enhance the mission of restoring and preserving original historic aircraft. Ample suitable storage area for specialized tooling and parts storage.

DirectionsThe Tri-State Warbird Museum is conveniently located on the eastern side of Cincinnati, just minutes off of Interstate 275 and State Route 32, located at the end of a set of streets named after heroic aviation and space pioneers Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Frank Borman.

To reach the Museum, take Interstate 275 to State Route 32 East (Exit 63B). Follow Route 32 for 3.0 miles to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Old State Route 74. Follow Old SR 74 for 1.1 miles, and turn right onto Armstrong Blvd. Make the next left onto Glenn Parkway. Finally, turn right onto Borman Drive. The Museum is located at the end of Borman Drive, next to the Clermont County Airport.

This tour was SO WONDERFUL. Rick did a wonderful job of recruiting volunteers to work with our group (they were able to divide our group into small groups of 4 or 5 people). The response to the tour was so tremendous that we had to set up two seperate tours! One went off at 9 AM and one at 10:30 AM. The veteran that spoke to our group was wonderful and engaging and willing to answer any questions that we posed!

A few pictures:

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