Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sorry, if we missed you

David and Regina Buehl join Peggy Smith (right) at the Museum's table.
The Museum was part of the Baltimore County Department of Aging Senior Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium this week. The Expo featured hundred of exhibitors (including the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum) offering services, products and resources for seniors. The site also was home to a Job Fair, Art Show and entertainment.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Baltimore During World War II

Jack Burkert talks to members after his presentation.
Historian Jack Burkert informed and entertained visitors as the featured guest at Monday's Speaker Series.  His lively presentation focused on local indutries that thrived during World War II. Although his talk focused on  the "Big Three" industries that employed more than 100,000 people during the peak of the war effort -- steel making, ship building and aircraft manufacturing -- he also tipped his hat to the many other companies that contributed.
More than 50,000 people worked at the Martin Company and he hailed Glenn Martin as one of the aviation pioneers of the century.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Rosies and B-17 show up for weekend

Rosie Grace, three Rosebuds and some visitors ring bells commemorating workers in World War II.

The Museum hosted a bell ringing September 2 that was part of a national thanks to all Rosie the Riveters who helped in World War II.

The Liberty Foundation brought in its B-17 Flying Fortress Madras Maiden for the weekend but some bad luck kept it grounded. People were still able to admire the historic aircraft and take tours.

The weather did not deter fans who are waiting to get a ride on the Madras Maiden Saturday morning.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coming to a museum near you

The Paint Team has been working hard to restore one of the Museum's RB-57A's.  After nearly a year of restoring, cleaning and painting, the aircraft is getting its final gloss coat.  This RB-57A was repainted in its black livery to reflect its mission as a night reconnaissance aircraft in Europe during the 1950s.

Friday, August 11, 2017

We missed you!

Volunteers get the table ready for bargain seekers.
Hundreds of visitors took a chance on the weather to come to the last Open Cockpit and Flea Market of the year at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation  Museum on Saturday. Buyers scooped up aviation photos, books and models at the Museum's table and still had time and money to check out all the merchandise  from the other vendors.

Families enjoyed the overcast and cool walk along the historic aircraft at Strawberry Point and the children were thrilled to sit in the cockpit of an historic  fighter, airliner or attack helicopter.

Don't forget the Museum is open all year long and you can visit the aircraft, just can't sit inside!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

How We Learned to Love the B-52

Dave Waldrup, left, talks with visitors after his presentation.
Dave Waldrup, USAF veteran, was our guest at the monthly Speaker Series on August 7.

His topic was "The B-52 -- Toe to Toe with the Russkies." Attendees enjoyed his personal tour of being a B-52 crew member and some of the humorous episodes flying during a very serious time.

Sorry, if we missed you

David and Regina Buehl join Peggy Smith (right) at the Museum's table. The Museum was part of the Baltimore County Department of Agi...