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The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of expanding the museum's high school aviation education program. 

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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

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Reciprocal Membership in February

During the month of February 2017 (during normal business hours), Aviation Museum of NH Members can visit the Discovery Center by showing their membership card and visa-versa. Some additional/special charges may apply.

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NH School Vacation Free Admission Day - Friday, March 3, 2017

End you winter school vacation week at the Aviation Museum of NH! Join us for paper airplane building and flying at 11AM. Free admission.

Silent Movie Double Feature with Live Music - Friday, March 24, 2017

Jeff Rapsis will return to the museum by popular demand, after a recent sold out performance! Join us Friday March 24 for a silent film double feature to be screened with live musical accompaniment.  This "Dare-Devil Aviation Double Feature", will include two silent films to be shown back to back starting at 7 p.m. in the exhibit space of the museum. There will be a cash bar reception starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members.  Seating is limited.  Tickets may be purchased on the website: www.aviationmuseumofnh.org. Thank you to Hearthside Realty, Manchester, for sponsoring this event.

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