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Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum Annual Meeting

May 14, 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: 155 S. Main Street
Plymouth, MI 48170

Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors Election, Potluck Dinner

Join us for the annual Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum membership meeting where we elect our next slate of Board of Directors. We have a wonderful potluck where members bring scrumptious food. The meal and voting begin at 6:30 p.m. If you can't make the meeting, members should be sure to cast their votes for the four Board vacancies.
 

Potluck Suggestions:

Last names beginning A-H—Side dish
Last names beginning I-R—Dessert
Last names beginning S-Z—Main dish
 

The potluck and voting is for active members of the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum.

Our speaker that night is Barry Levine:

‘History of the Yankee Air Museum’

Barry Levine, an aviation historian and author, will discuss his debut book, The History of the Yankee Air Museum, at the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6:30 pm.

The Yankee Air Museum was established in 1981 by a group of local aviation enthusiasts. The Museum is located on the grounds of the Willow Run Airport, near the former Willow Run bomber plant, which produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers, a key part of the allied arsenal in WWII. 

The Museum built a substantial collection of flyable and static aircraft and aviation artifacts, many of which were destroyed in a 2004 fire.

Despite this loss, the Museum remained open in temporary facilities, while considering options for a permanent home. 

The Museum bought the last 144,000 square feet of the original Bomber Plant, with the goal of renovating this facility into a state-of-the-art museum. The Yankee Air Museum highlights some of the people and events at the center of Southeast Michigan’s aviation history.

Barry is a resident of Canton, and has been a volunteer at the Yankee Air Museum since 2015. His interest in aviation history began during his youth, when his father took him to watch airplane landings and takeoffs at Bradley Field in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. 

Barry attended Boston University and the University of Connecticut, and is employed by the Ford Motor Credit Company.  

The talk is open to the public and admission is free.

After his talk, Barry will have copies of his book available for purchase and signing. All profits from the book sales will be donated to the Plymouth Historical Museum.

 

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