Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee present
Open House at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport
December 10, 2011, in Winslow, Arizona
The Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee continue their year-long series of programs celebrating the history of Winslow with the Paths in the Sky Open House at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, 701 Airport Road,on Saturday, December 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Winslow’s airport has a colorful history, starting when Charles Lindbergh helped design the site for Transcontinental Air Transport in 1929. The Winslow Municipal Airport was an important stop for TAT’s cross-country flights during the 1930s and early 40s. When the U.S. military took over the airport during World War II, over 350 flights of cargo planes, fighters, bombers, and troop planes landed daily in Winslow. Today the airport is home to the slurry bombers used to fight forest fires as well as air medical transport helicopters and airplanes, and receives a great many fly-in visitors as well.
Join us for the Paths in the Sky Open House in the beautifully restored lobby of the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport and view a photo exhibit of the many exciting airplanes that have visited through the years, including the “Flying Wing” in 1949. In addition, Guardian Air’s medical transport will be on display; Winslow resident George Kalisz will exhibit a model of the experimental plane he built; and Flagstaff Experimental Aircraft Association will have planes on display and, possibly, rides for Winslow students.
This presentation is part of Second Saturdays in Winslow, the Winslow Historical Society/Old Trails Museum’s year-long series of programs that explore Winslow’s diverse history, in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial on February 14, 2012. Find us on Facebook or go to www.OldTrailsMuseum.org for the latest exhibit and program information.
About the Old Trails Museum
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The Old Trails Museum is owned and operated by the Winslow Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The museum receives, preserves, and interprets information and artifacts representing the history and cultures of the Winslow area, in order to engage and enlighten all visitors to the museum’s exhibits and programs.
Located in the heart of Winslow’s historic business district and across from the Standin’ on the Corner Park, the Old Trails Museum is open Tuesdays throughSaturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free, and photography, group tours, and research opportunities are available. There is free parking downtown, and the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.