Saturday, March 30, 2013

Museum takes program to Harford County

Harford County third graders have questions after presentation.

Thanks to support from the Dresher Foundation, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum is offering its outreach education program “From Sand Dunes to the Moon” to third-grade classes at Harford County elementary schools at a discounted fee of only $1 per student. This interactive activity celebrating flight and Maryland's contribution to the pioneering days of manned space exploration is designed to inspire students to explore the future of aviation while they discover and learn to appreciate the technological wonders of the past. With rising gas prices often bringing bus transportation costs higher than Museum program fees, making field trip costs often unaffordable for students, the generosity of the Dresher Foundation has enabled the Museum to take aviation education into Harford County classrooms.
If you are a Harford County third-grade teacher who would like us to visit your school, click here

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Scouts visit museum

Volunteer Richard Steinert tells Scout group about the Museum's T-33 at Strawberry Point.
Scouts and adults get pointers on night-vision goggles
 used by County Police Aviation unit.
Over 300 Scouts, adult leaders and parents spent Saturday at the Museum to explore several aspects of aviation.  Some worked toward their Merit Badges in aviation, while others just enjoyed seeing airplanes up close.  Scouts got a chance to see history, build rockets, learn to read maps (thanks to the work of Jane Toskes) and experience a real flight simular, provided by Kevin Walsh at Middle River Aviation.  The Baltimore City Aviation Unit brought a helicopter to Strawberry Point for an up-close look, and the Baltimore County Police Aviation Unit opened its facility for a tour. The local Civil Air Patrol Squadron brought its latest airplane to show and answered the questions of Scouts and adults and helped with traffic.
As an added bonus, some got a chance to tour the C Basement gallery with the support from Middle River Aircraft Systems.
Civil Air Patrol cadets and leaders wrap up
their day at the Flight Line.
Despite the biting wind, everyone seemed to enjoy the adventure-filled day and went home with more knowledge of flight, Martin State Airport and Glenn L. Martin.   People already were talking about coming back next year.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Meet the authors

As part of National Reading Month, the Museum hosted several authors on March 9.
The lineup included Jane Gardner Birch with her book They Flew Proud, Linda Martinak and Angela Martinak Sutherland with their book Essex and Middle River: Then and Now, Vincent dePaul Gisriel, Jr. and his book Hearts Away, Bombs Away and Stan Piet with his book Martin P6M SeaMaster.

If you missed the event, several of the books are available for sale in the Museum's gift shop.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...