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On January 11, 1944, the 401st Bomb Group were returning to their home base from bombing Messerschmidt production plants in Northern Germany with their B-17s, when they found themselves under fire from more than 30 Luftwaffe fighters. Having already suffered heavy losses during the mission with four aircraft lost in action, the bomb group’s hope […]

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In the not-so-distant past, before toilet paper shortages and social distancing became the new normal, the Hill Aerospace Museum received its latest collection piece: an MQ-1 Predator Drone. And while we will not go into specifics about Museum workers and volunteers putting the Predator together—think kids on Christmas morning—we will tell you a little about […]

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Museums preserve and exhibit important cultural, artistic, historical or scientific artifacts. While these exhibits provide informative and visual explorations, there are many benefits to visiting these institutions. Simply put, museums help to teach, inspire and connect communities. Teach Museums teach through informal learning—an unstructured and spontaneous educational experience. This type of learning occurs naturally and […]

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