Category: National Model Aviation Museum

Museum Receives Grant

By Rachelle Haughn, AMA Foundation Donor & Programs Specialist Some noticeable changes are coming to the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana, thanks to a federally funded grant managed through a partnership between the Delaware County Commissioners, Delaware County Convention & Tourism Commission, and the Muncie Visitors Bureau. The museum, located in Muncie, Indiana,… read more Museum Receives Grant

Part of National Model Aviation Museum’s collection displayed during Space Center Houston Opening of Independence Plaza

With the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis in July of 2011, one of the key projects of NASA came to an end. Immediately museums and science center’s began expressing interest in the future of the four remaining shuttles and on April 12, 2011, NASA released their decision. Space Center Houston did not end up on… read more Part of National Model Aviation Museum’s collection displayed during Space Center Houston Opening of Independence Plaza

History Accompanies NMA Museum Donations

Cass Engineering Pulsar Biplane comes to National Model Aviation Museum In the early 1970s there were discussions about the declining interest in Radio Controlled Pattern competition (Model Airplane News Oct. 1973 and Jan 1974). This led Ollie Olson and several clubs in the Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa area to hold the first National Multi-Wing Championships in… read more History Accompanies NMA Museum Donations

Protecting, Collecting, and Preserving our Rockets

Along with all the model airplanes and flying equipment and memorabilia in the collection, the museum also has a small collection of model rockets. When these rockets were received in the mid-1990s little information was documented on their donors and history. Read about our recent research/preservation project of these artifacts. read more Protecting, Collecting, and Preserving our Rockets

Aeromodelers thank National Model Aviation Museum staff for research

Maria VanVreede, the National Model Aviation Museum’s collections manager, recently received a letter from aeromodeler Jim Doherty thanking her for the research she completed upon his request. Jim was searching for an article from the 1953 Model Airplane News publication that he and fellow aeromodeler and friend Bill Dunwoody worked on together. The article, which detailed ‘dual escapement’, is one that they have not forgotten more than 60 years later. This is one service that the National Model Aviation staff is happy to help aeromodelers with. read more Aeromodelers thank National Model Aviation Museum staff for research