Mystery Dinner Theater “Murder At The
Deadwood Saloon” Encore Performances
Set for May 16-17
Two encore performances of the popular Mystery Dinner Theatre “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” at the Museum of Aviation are set for the evenings of Friday and Saturday, May 16 & 17. A total of 715 theater-goers attended the sold-out performances held in February. The May performances will have room for 150 people each night and a new “murder” mystery will be performed from the one in February and a difference murder solution will be put into each performance in May.
Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. They can be purchased online by CLICKING HERE or by calling (478) 923-6600.
The evening will begin at 6:30 with a social hour at which time clues will be dropped by the cast. Dinner will be served by Shane’s Rib Shack at 7:00 p.m. The menu includes a quarter chicken, green beans, scalloped potatoes, salad and dessert. A cash bar will be available.
The show is being produced by the Museum of Aviation and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame with actors and support from the Warner Robins Little Theater, Robins Air Force Base and community volunteers. “The cast of 15 western characters will mix with the audience and treat attendees as if they know them,” said Nicole Bissette of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. “We want people to have fun and dress western if they want to.”
World War II Bomber Gets A Raise
The Museum of Aviation’s B-29 bomber may never again soar to the heights of its World War II glory days, but it has managed to get off the ground.
The B-29B - a fixture at the Museum of Aviation since 1983 - was raised 8 feet above the floor of the WW II Hangar March 20 by a team from the 402nd Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Group with the assistance of museum exhibit specialists and volunteers.
The crew used aircraft jacks to lift the bomber and position it onto large display stands in an effort to add walking space beneath the plane for visitors while making room for new aircraft in the building.
"Preserving these aircraft for future generations is the name of the game," said Bill Paul, museum collections manager.
To read the story written by Brian Shreve of the Robins Air Force Base Public Affairs Office, CLICK HERE. To view the lift pictures, CLICK HERE.
Museum of Aviation Spring Cleaning
Tony Faircloth, Museum of Aviation Aircraft Restoration Specialist, (left) and Airman First Class Stanley Rah-Kendrick from the 78th Air Base Wing, perform a safety check on the PT-17 WWII trainer while cleaning the aircraft which hangs 25 feet above the floor in the Museum Rotunda.
For more spring cleaning photos, CLICK HERE.
May 10 is Young Astronauts Day
at The Museum of Aviation
A live hookup with a NASA Space Center will highlight the Annual Young Astronauts’ Day at the Museum of Aviation on Saturday, May 10. More than 300 1st through 8th grade students are expected to attend the event which will feature a day full of hands-on science and technology workshops including landing a space shuttle using the Museum flight simulators. Opening ceremonies will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Century of Flight Hangar. Fifteen different workshops will be held around the Museum taught by Museum staff members and volunteer class leaders from Middle Georgia, Robins AFB and the Houston County School system.
To read more, CLICK HERE. For YAD packet, CLICK HERE.
Museum of Aviation Educator Selected as
Clare Swinford, Coordinator of the NASA Regional Educator Resource Center at the Museum of Aviation National STEM Academy, has been selected to become part of the 2014 Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Program. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, education programs and major industry events. Swinford is one of 24 individuals selected worldwide for the 2014 flight.
The program is an elite group which now numbers only 250 active participants across 44 states Puerto Rico, Australia and India. Now in its tenth year, the Teacher Liaison program selects teachers who actively promote space and science education in the classroom and the community.
To read more, CLICK HERE.