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The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire has received a donation of a Homebuilt Biplane, which is now on display at the museum. This is the first complete aircraft on display within the museum.


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Slusser Aviation Learning Center (SALC)

In September, 2009 the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society was honored with a $1 million gift from members Eugene and Anne Slusser of Hopkinton. The purpose of the gift is to establish the Slusser Aviation Learning Center (SALC) to be built adjacent to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, which the society operates on the east side of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Groundbreaking for the Slusser Aviation Learning Center at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire happened Thursday, May 13th at 11 a.m. Speakers included representatives of the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, City of Manchester, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration.

"This is obviously an exciting time for the society and for the management of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, owner of the site and a strong supporter of the Museum," said Jack Ferns, building committee chair. "The Slusser's gift has set the ball in motion. Their vision to inspire young minds with a sense of awe for the aviation field is a timeless gift for generations to come."

A building committee, led by Gene Slusser as honorary chair, Jack Ferns as chair, Pat Duffy as financial adviser, along with appointed members of the NHAHS board and membership, has been working since late last year to plan the new center. The professional design team is led by Sheer, McCrystal, Paulson Architects with the contractor, Milestone Engineering and Contracting. Wondercabinet is working with the committee to develop high quality, interactive exhibits.

SALC will be used by students of all ages to learn the science and wonder of aviation, as well as its history in New Hampshire. The groundbreaking started a one-year construction process for both the building and exhibits.  The schedule calls for the building to be complete by 11/30/10, exhibits to be fabricated and moved in through mid-March, 2011, a "soft opening" the end of March, 2011, and a grand opening May, 2011.

Grand Opening Spring, 2011

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Ground Breaking/Progress

"Flying for Uncle Sam: Concord, N.H., Aviators in the Great War" presentation - Saturday, December 10, 2016

Join us at 11:00 a.m. for a Second Saturday@Museum Series presentation.  Entering the First World War woefully underprepared to fight in an air war, the United States rapidly expanded its Air Service to meet the challenge. Men from the small city of Concord, N.H., played a surprisingly prominent role flying for Uncle Sam in the Great War. This talk will tell their story. Presented by Byron O. Champlin. The museum will close at 1pm following this event for our annual volunteer appreciation luncheon.


Story Time with Santa Claus - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Join us for a special visit from Santa Claus! Santa will read a story and visit with each child at 11:00 a.m. A craft in the classroom will follow. Don't forget your camera for this fun holiday event! Regular museum admission applies. Members receive free admission. Please note that Santa arrives at promptly 11am, and leaves for another engagment following the story and photos. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to this event for Recycled Percussion Foundation's toy drive.


Remembering Bob Hoover - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Please join us at the Aviation Museum of NH to remember and celebrate the life of Bob Hoover, perhaps the most beloved and certainly THE BEST aviator who has ever lived. The remembrance will be held on Thursday January 12, 2017 at 6 pm. Free admission. There will be a cash bar reception.