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2016 Events Calendar
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SATURDAY February 6, 2016
Aviation Merit Badge Class
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
for the
2016 Washburn University Merit Badge Challenge


MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Bob Dole Education Center
Wichita Aviation Museum's B-29 “DOC”
Restoration Project Manager, Jim Murphy
Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in
Wichita during World War II. Since 1987 when Tony Mazzolini
found Doc on sitting and rotting away in the Mojave Desert, plans
have been in the works to restore the historic warbird to flying
status to serve as a flying museum. Doc's Friends successfully
started and tested all four of the B-29's engines during a test
on September 18, 2015 in Wichita

March 14 - 17 Spring Break Class
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center

APRIL 11, 2016
Seaman High School National History Day
Presentation Susan Sittenauer & Students
Another in our popular series of Seaman students presentations
as part of the State and National History Day competition.
Mrs. Sittenauer always brings some of the brightest and best to the
Museum’s April luncheon as a “dry run” prior to the State History
Day competition

June 6 - 9 (Summer Vacations)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center

JUNE 13, 2016
Crash of the EC-121
Reverend Larry R. Thomas, Member
Larry Thomas will relate the story of a plane crash he was in on
August 9, 1962, in an WV-2 (EC-121) trying to land at Patuxent River
Naval Air Station, Maryland. 5 of the crew died in the crash but 13
survived. Larry will show photos of the dramatic event and describe
as best he can what it is like to experience such an event.

July 11 - 14 (Summer Vacations)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center

August 1 - 4 (Summer Vacations)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center

AUGUST 8, 2016
The Joe Rubinstein Story
Nancy Sprowell Geise, Author
Topeka author, Nancy Geise takes the first-hand oral memories
of Auschwitz survivor, Joe Rubinstein, from his home in Radom,
Poland and weaves them into a riveting first-person narrative of his
survival under the brutal SS Guards to his later life in the promised
land of the United States of America. Joe Rubinstein survived
Auschwitz and the Holocaust and is still alive, at age
ninety-five, living in Colorado Springs

OCTOBER 10, 2016
Officers from the United States Army Command
and Staff College at Leavenworth, Kansas

DECEMBER 12, 2016
V-J DAY John Curatola,
US Army Command and Staff College, Leavenworth
The popular narrative among Americans is the United States dropped
atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945,
destroying the Japanese cities and leading to the surrender of the
Japanese and the end of World War II. Not so, there’s much more to the
Japanese decision,” retired Marine Corps office, John Curatola says.
Come and hear the fascinating case that John makes.

 
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Phone: (785)-862-3303
Fax: (785)-862-3304

Email Addresses: Museum Office
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