Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Airline collectibles, Pan Am Airways program and Annual Library Book Sale!

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Library Book Sale

October 9 is a very busy day at the Museum! First, join us for the annual Library Book Sale. This event offers low prices on thousands of books, magazines, posters and memorabilia. The sale is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Library and Archives Building.

Pilot's wings, china and more...if it has an airline logo on it, chances are you can find it at the annual Airline Collectibles Show held in the Museum's Skyline Room from 9 a.m.-3p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-15. Attendees will receive $2 off admission to the Museum.

The Pan American clipper ships of the 1930s and 1940s evoked everything that was glamorous in air travel. Author Larry Weirather will examine the multitude of ways Pan American Airways' clipper ships played out in popular culture. The program is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Teachers--check out the calendar below for details on a free teacher workshop "Alien Safari! Using Extremophiles to Excite Students and meet State Science Standards" this Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

On Oct. 16, join authors Cory Graff, Ed Davies and Steve Ellis for a wide-ranging program on Seattle aviation. The program is at 2 p.m. in the Allen Theater. A book signing will follow.

The Historic Flight Foundation presents "The Few: A Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain"  with Dr. Michael Fopp on Monday, Oct. 18.

Fopp, for 22 years the Managing Director of the Museum of the Royal Air Force, is among the world's foremost authorities on the Battle of Britain. The program is at Town Hall in downtown Seattle (1119 8th Ave. Seattle, Wash., 98108). Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or through For more information, e-mail or call 425.348.3200. 

There's still time to register for our popular Spook-tacular Sleepover! Registration information is included in this link and in the calendar below. Don't miss this fun family Halloween event!

Dream, Discover, Soar!


Cheryl Dart, Membership Manager

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October 2010 Events


The Museum of Flight Library Book Sale

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Library/Archives Building

The bargains are big when the largest aerospace library and archive on the West Coast has a book sale. This annual event offers low prices on thousands of books, magazines, posters and memorabilia--many of them vintage and out of print.


Airline Collectibles20th Annual Airline Collectibles Show

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Skyline Room

Pilot's wings, timetables, postcards, china and more--if it has an airline logo on it, chances are it can be found at the Annual Airline Collectibles Show. More than 500 collectors and dealers from around the world are expected to attend. Show admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-15. Show patrons receive a $2 discount on Museum admission.


For more information, e-mail the Seattle Airline Collectibles Show at or visit


Free Teacher Workshop: Alien Safari! Using Extremophiles to Excite Students and Meet State Science Standards

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join NASA Solar System Exploration Educator Denise Thompson and University of Washington assistant research professor and NASA Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology Program project principal investigator Stephen Wood to explore the diversity of the microbial world. Use hands-on activities and multi-media tools to investigate life, extreme environments, habitability and microbial diversity. Includes a variety of FREE NASA astrobiology curricular materials. (WA state clock hours available at no charge.) To register, e-mail or call 206.764.1384.



China Clipper, Pan American Airways and Popular CultureHoneywell Aerospace Lecture: China Clipper, Pan American Airways and Popular Culture

Lecture and Presentation with Larry Weirather

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

The Pan American Airways flying boats of the 1930s and 1940s evoked everything that was luxurious, exotic and glamorous in air travel. Author Larry Weirather will show the many ways--from movies, books and posters--the Pan Am clipper ships played a part in popular culture.


Pathfinder Awards Banquet

Saturday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.

The Museum honors Pacific Northwest individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry with its annual Pathfinder award. This year's fundraising banquet honors William Boeing Jr., Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann and Clay Lacy.


Tickets are available. For reservations call 206.764.5709.


Seattle Aviation: Lecture and Book Signing with Cory Graff, Steve Ellis and Ed Davies

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

Cory Graff has written several books on aviation and on the history of the Puget Sound area, including "Boeing Field," and the newly-published "The Navy in Puget Sound." Ed Davies has written hundreds of magazine articles and several books about aviation. Steve Ellis is a Seattle native and former journalist. Davies and Ellis coauthored the book "Seattle Commercial Aviation 1908-1941." This program will bring all of the authors together for a wide-ranging program about the fascinating history of aviation in the Seattle area.


Pancho BarnesTip-to-Tail Tour: Chasing Horizons Exhibit

Sunday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Great Gallery

Join us for an in-depth look at our exhibit featuring remarkable women throughout aviation history.



Member Event: Tip-to-Tail Tour of Lockheed Constellation

Saturday, Oct. 23, 10-11 a.m., Airpark

Members, come welcome the "Connie" home to the Airpark! Bob Bogash, retired Boeing Executive and the Museum's project manager for the Constellation restoration. Bogash will give a tip-to-tail tour of the outside of the Connie. Visit his website and learn about the history of the plane and its restoration.


Reservations required. To reserve your space, please call Cheryl Dart at 206.768.7171.


Museum of Fright!The Museum of Fright Family Halloween Event

Friday, Oct. 29, 4-8 p.m.

Bring the kids to the Museum as the whole family will be scared silly with safe and fun activities that will leave you in stitches! Enjoy Halloween treats, games and more! Fun and "dead"ucational activities for the whole family all evening long. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth 5-17, free for children 4 and under.


The Museum of Fright Spook-tacular Sleepover

Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.-Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.

Enjoy a frightful night of family fun! Begin your evening with Museum of Fright activities, then stay after for a spook-tacular slumber party! The sleepover includes: a special edition of our Flying Gizmos Show, a chilling flashlight tour of the WWI and WWII galleries, a snack and breakfast. Space is limited. Register by Friday, Oct. 22. For ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult. Minimum 1 adult per 5 children. All adults must be accompanied by children. Members: $35/youth, $15 adults. Non-members: $40 youth/$20 adults. To register, call 206.764.1384. For more information contact 206.768.7142 or


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