Experience aviation during Seattle’s Great Depression through the crooners of the era, 1930s sweets, and a tour of the visiting P-26 Peashooter. Prohibition is over, so lighten up for Fred Astaire’s "Flying Down to Rio" film screening and a special talk with Night Witch author SJ McCormack about historic character research. Visit living history characters Amelia Earhart and Ellen Church, then fly in style with a tip-to-tail tour of the Model 80-A.
Saturday, March 12th Schedule:
11am to 3pm: Experience the 1930s by interacting with an assortment of Living History characters throughout the Great Gallery.
11am to Noon: The Museum's Boeing Centennial Exhibit features a unique visiting artifact: A Boeing P-26 Peashooter on loan from the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Join Museum Docent Bill Koch as he leads a tip-to-tail tour of this iconic 1930's fighter plane.
Noon to 1pm: Seattle's own Market Street Dixieland Jass Band will provide tunes of the era, adjacent to the Boeing Centennial Exhibit int he Great Gallery. Dancing is encouraged!
1pm to 2:30pm: Local Author SJ McCormack will talk about women in the early days of aviation, specifically the Russian Night Witches of WWII, as well as how she researches characters for historical fiction. Following her talk, she will be available to sign copies of her books as well! This talk takes place in the Great Gallery.
2:30pm to 3:30pm: Living History Performer Alice Miller will lead a tip-to-tail tour of the Museum's Boeing Model 80 through the fascinating historical context of the first flight attendant, Ellen Church.
All events and programs this day are free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight. Click HERE the schedule of events for Sunday, March 13th.