Based on a concept developed by Gallagher and Associates, the museum offers a balanced mix of artifacts, archival material, interpretive narratives, maps and audio-visual systems; all intertwined with the museum’s collection of flying World War II-era aircraft.
In the first section of the museum, visitors learn about the events leading up to America’s involvement in World War II and how those events affected an aviation industry in its infancy. Visitors then explore galleries that tell the story of America’s early involvement in the European and Pacific theaters of war, and the lessons learned by those fighting on the front lines. Finally, visitors discover how those costly but vital lessons guided the effort on the Homefront to design, develop and produce the aircraft that ultimately won the war.
Click on the exhibit thumbnails below for information on each section of the museum.