New Exhibits: April 2016

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Announces
Two New Exhibits Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week

ASHLAND, NE (April 19, 2016) – The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum opens two new exhibitions in
conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week. The exhibit opening on May 7, 2016 includes a meet and greet with photographer Abby Jensen from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Beauty in Flight features works by photographer Abby Jensen from Steamboat Springs, Colo. - where wildlife and nature
are abundant. Jensen’s work focuses on extraordinary landscape photography of the American Midwest, the plains of Kenya and the lush regions of Peru. Her collection includes images from Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Jackson County, Moffatt County, Rocky Mountain National Park, Nebraska, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone.

Jensen, originally from Omaha, Neb., is one of the owners of Circle 7 Fine Art in Steamboat which showcases artists that challenged her artistically and helped her launch her career. Jensen was named Steamboat’s ‘Best of the Boat – Local Photographer’ in 2015. Her exhibit at the SAC Aerospace Museum includes twenty-one prints capturing the raw beauty and motion of flight!

Jensen will be at the Museum from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on May 7, 2016 to greet guests during her exhibit opening. The exhibit is included in general admission and will be on display until July 31, 2016.

Caproni & World Pioneers of Aviation is part of a larger collection created by Charles Hubbell, commissioned by Thompson Products, from 1937 through 1972, for use in their company calendars. Hubbell was a licensed pilot and one of the most recognized commercial aviation artists in the country.

Following the successful controlled flight by the Wright brothers, pioneers of aviation made incredible technological advances over the next 10 years. Caproni & World Pioneers of Aviation features depictions of the aircraft produced by these innovators. Designers and pilots from Europe include Gianni Caproni, Antony Fokker and Louis Bleriot and from America Glenn Martin, Glenn H. Curtis, and the Wright brothers. Some of the iconic aircraft pictured include the Caproni Ca-8 which revolutionize Italian military aviation, the 1909 Bleriot Mono-plane that set several records and became the most copied mono-plane design of the era, and the 1911 Curtiss Hydro which we become the first aircraft to not only successfully make a water landing but also a takeoff. These flying machines and nine others will be on display courtesy of Dick & Linda Harr.

The Museum will host three additional exhibitions created by Charles Hubbell in 2016. Caproni & World Pioneers of Aviation opens May 7, 2016 and is on display until July 7, 2016. The Barnstormers, End of Richthofen, and Messerschmitt are the remainder of displays that will be on exhibition at the Museum in 2016.

Exhibits are included with general admission - $12 adult; $11:00 seniors and Military; $6 youth over 4.