Strategic Air & Space Museum Announces New Exhibits for Summer 2015

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PRESS RELEASE- The Strategic Air & Space Museum (SASM) announces new exhibit offerings that enhance its mission to ignite the thrill of innovation and discovery through the ultimate guest experience.  The museum restores, preserves, and displays historically significant aircraft and related artifacts for future generations.  In doing so, the museum also serves as an educational venue that both inspires and educates guests.  The museum pays tribute to the contributions of the Strategic Air Command and those who served SAC.  Additionally, the museum’s collection includes many historic artifacts related to the Cold War.

The General Curtis Lemay Exhibit, opening May 23, 2015, focuses on Gen. LeMay’s tenure as Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command (CINCSAC) with glimpses into his earlier life and post SAC days. “In addition to some of our favorite items, we will feature items from our archives that are not on permanent display,” stated Brian York, SASM curator. “Not only can guests see his official SAC desk, but also ceremonial awards he received like swords and plaques.”General LeMay served as a brilliant strategist in both the European and the Pacific Theaters of WWII. General LeMay was responsible for building Strategic Air Command (SAC) into one of the most effective military units in the world. The SASM will open an exhibit dedicated to General LeMay on May 23rd and will maintain it through July 19, 2015. The exhibit, Flight Through Time, a 239 piece lithograph collection of aviation art created by Charles Hubbell, will open on June 27, 2015.  Charles Hubbell, was a licensed pilot and one of the most recognized commercial aviation artists in the country. This art, which spans aviation history from 1937 through 1972, was commissioned by Thompson Products and is owned by the Harr Collection.

The collection will be displayed in themes which include 12 to 14 pieces per theme.  The 20 themes will change every 10 weeks, taking until 2017 to complete.  The Thompson lithograph display will be the first featured theme, from June 27, 2015 until September 5, 2015.Along with these new exhibits, the SASM will continue to host Tech City, a traveling engineering exhibit. Tech City is an interactive exhibit that engages families.  The 12 interactive activity stations allow visitors to solve real-world problems that engineers face each day. The exhibit inspires learning and interest in careers that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Tech City will remain at SASM through September 7, 2015. All exhibits are free with general admission – $12 adult; $11:00 seniors and Military; $6 youth over 4.or more information, please visit our website: www.SASMuseum.com or contact Deb Hermann at 402-944-3100×220 or dhermann@strategicairandspace.com.

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About the Strategic Air & Space Museum

Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, the museum utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space to ignite the thrill of discovery and innovation in guests of all ages.  Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base.  The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility.  To better serve the community, the museum has established a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners.  Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.

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