Monday, April 22, 2013

Museum members visit museum

Tour group listens to docent Jane Michael talk about the C Building at Lockheed Martin Corporation.
About 50 members of the Baltimore Museum of Industry and their children got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum as part of an area exchange program.
Visitors got a personal tour of the main museum and those interested got a peek into the Museum archives, which contain over 100,000 images, a large collection of aviation books and numerous artifacts from the Glenn Martin Co. and Maryland aviation history.
Activities kept the children busy while adults got a chance to see the Museum's Gallery and Restoration Center in the basement of C Building at the Lockheed Martin Corporation. There they saw historic aircraft and two of the long-term project being undertaken: a full-size replica of the Martin MS-1 submarine sea plane and a World War II training glider being built by EAA Chapter 143.  Among the aircraft on display was "The Spirit of Maryland."
Everyone got a chance to visit the Strawberry Point flight line and look inside the Museum's TA-4J fighter and RB-57A bomber.
GLM members will get a chance to see the BMI when a members-only tour is scheduled for Sunday June 30.  If you're a GLM Museum member and want to go, contact the museum at 410-682-6122 or send  us an email at  There is  no cost, but you have to provide you own transportation.

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...