Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Events at The Museum of Flight

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Boeing B-17Summer may be winding down, but there's a hot line-up of  programs at the Museum this August!

To start, the Museum will continue to offer tours of our Boeing B-17, the Boeing Bee every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (staffing and weather permitting.) Find out more about this magnificent aircraft--and on select days throughout August, we will also be holding drawings for interior tours of the aircraft!

A brass quintet from the 133rd Army band will perform outside the Museum's east entrance on Saturday, August 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. And don't forget that every weekend we have Family Workshops sponsored by Bank of America at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This month, join us as we learn about helicopters!
The Museum's "Robot Garage" program will be featured during the 2011 Space Elevator Conference Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free and will be held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. For more information on the conference, visit

Internationally recognized artist Michael Reagan has created over 2,200 custom, hand-drawn portraits of service men and women killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Each drawing was done free of charge for the family fo the fallen service person. Reagan will discuss his "Fallen Heroes Project" on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. in the Allen Theater.

Author James H. Keefe III will talk about his award-winning book "Two Gold Coins and a Prayer - The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW" the story of his father's dramatic World War II experiences as a downed bomber pilot and prisoner of war on Saturday, August 27 at 2 p.m. in the Allen Theater.

What's life like aboard the International Space Station? Join us in the William M. Allen Theater on Monday, August 29 for a 20-minute LIVE downlink, where kids will be able to ask the questions to the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the ISS. Seating is limited. Time TBD.

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Fallen Heroes Project with Artist Michael Reagan
Saturday, August 20, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Internationally recognized artist Michael Reagan will discuss his mission to produce a portrait of every man and woman to lose his or her life in the war on terror.

Tip-to-Tail Tour: Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Great Gallery
Join Museum Docents for a Tip-to-Tail Tour of the A-4.

"Two Gold Coins and a Prayer" with Author James H. Keefe III Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
The eldest son of B-24 bomber pilot Lt. James Keefe, Jr., Keefe recounts his father's WWII experiences as a bomber pilot and POW.


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