NorthWest Scale Modelers Show, two Great Gatsby movies,
living history performers, family activities
Gatsby 2013 poster
SEATTLE, FEB. 8--Flapper alert! Feb. 13-14, the Museum's monthly Boeing Centennial Celebration Weekend looks at the Roaring Twenties. The galleries will resonate with jazz age music and a cast of living history performers as pilots, wing walkers and more. Visitors are encouraged to arrive in period attire. Vintage Boeing aircraft will be featured in the NorthWest Scale Modelers Show and a special lecture about the company's Model 40 airmail plane.
"Great Gatsby" Screenings
Hollywood's take on the Twenties will be on view during Sunday, Feb. 14 screenings of the 1974 and 2013 versions of "The Great Gatsby." The 1974 film starring Robert Redford begins at 11:30 a.m., the 2013 extravaganza with Leonardo DiCaprio screens at 1:30 p.m.
Boeing's 1920s Airmail Plane
Looking back at Boeing aviation during the Twenties, Addison Pemberton, the builder and pilot of the world's oldest flyable Boeing--a 1928-vintage Model 40C airmail plane--will tell you all about this plane and why it put Boeing on the map. The program will be Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
Boeing airplanes will be featured at the Museum's 2016 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show all weekend. On Feb. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Boeings will be among the hundreds of detailed scale models of all types at the largest model show in the Northwest. The show also offers modeling seminars, and free make-and-take activities for families.
Rounding out the weekend in the shape of heart, there will be family activities making airmail Valentines, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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2016 Boeing Centennial Recognition
The Museum of Flight draws upon its unrivaled collection of Boeing aircraft, artifacts, images and documents to present The Boeing Company story during the year of its centennial, 2016. The Museum-wide Boeing recognition will be enhanced with public lectures, films and other presentations that focus on Seattle and popular culture during the past century.
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