1940 Air Terminal Museum showcases inspirational Tuskegee Airmen exhibit


Community report | Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 3:00 am

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum will host the Red Tail Squadron’s Rise Above Traveling Exhibit, opening Tuesday, March 12, and running through Saturday, March 17.

Rise Above highlights the World War II challenges and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots. It is an inspirational story of success against overwhelming odds.

“The overall message is about rising above adversity to reach your potential no matter your circumstances. The exhibit is truly a one-of-a-kind adventure similar to something you might experience at Disneyland. This is an experience you won’t want to miss,” says Brad Lang of the CAF Red Tail Squadron.

The appearance of Rise Above in Houston has been timed to coincide with HISD’s Spring Break. It is a perfect activity for families looking for a FREE, inspiring, and educational experience.

Visitor Information for the Rise Above Traveling Exhibit:

Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Dates: Tuesday, March 12 – Saturday, March 17

Location: The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas 77061 (located off Telephone Rd. at Hobby Airport)

Phone: 713-454-1940

Email: info@1940airterminal.org

Admission: Free

Donations: Highly Encouraged

The Rise Above Traveling Exhibit is sponsored by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, the Texas Flying Legends Museum, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and Gulf Coast Aviation.

About The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building located just off Telephone Road on the West side of present-day William P. Hobby Airport. The Museum showcases the history of civil aviation in Houston. For more information, see www.1940airterminal.org.

About the Red Tail Squadron and the CAF

The mission of the CAF Red Tail Squadron is to encourage and motivate visitors of all ages to set high goals and to believe in their ability to succeed. For more information, see www.redtail.org. Since 1957 the Commemorative Air Force has been a driving force behind efforts to preserve and honor American military history by maintaining and operating vintage military aircraft. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.


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