Although our flight to $60,000+ has slipped below the intended track, we are just over half-way to the minimum goal and there is good news to report. Led by Island Thrift, several supporters of the Celebration of Flight Dinner and Auction have changed their pledge of support to a Challenge Pledge totaling $15,000 for this Mid-year Appeal.
This past quarter dealt your Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum a series of hard punches. COVID 19 was the first punch. Cancellation of the 2020 Celebration of Flight (COF) Dinner Auction hit next. To fill a large budget hole, the 2020 Mid-Year Fundraising Appeal had to be ramped up early. Then came the emotionally charged turmoil surrounding George […]
Papa Seagull “Felix” sits atop a nest with three eggs waiting for hatchlings in the Aircraft Display Area. Seagulls are known to pair for life and are productive breeders with the mating season traditionally beginning in early February resulting in the breeding season starting from May to the end of July – […]
Museum volunteer Don Growe sorts through the myriad of returned letters from a previous out mailing. For us to keep in touch with you to bring you the latest news, having your correct address on file is essential. If you’d like to bring us up to date, just email email@example.com or send […]
Always the faithful volunteer, Navy Hodges manages the museum research library located across the street from the facility. For a truly historical exploration of vintage books, magazines and news items, contact her for an appointment at (360) 240-9500.
Cheyanne Winchester of Oak Harbor is the 2020 Eileen Brown Scholarship award winner. Winchester originally hails from Pasco, WA and has lived on Whidbey Island since the 5th grade. She is planning a double major at Western Washington University in Bellingham in Music Performance (Bachelors) and Music Education (Masters) with the goal […]
The Museum Challenge coins are in! For only $19.95 each + tax (total $21.69 each), one or more could be yours. Pick up a limited edition piece of history in the ship’s store today. Supply is limited to only 100 coins produced so get several for yourself and others now. On-line purchase […]
Museum volunteer and Collections Manager John Hughes examines a vintage ship’s chronometer donated to the Museum’s compilation of historical items. You can make routine donations during the Museum’s normal operating hours or, for special appointments, call (360) 240-9500.
FLEXIBILITY: The ability to bend, flex and adapt to changing circumstances.
Since last time, we have experienced the full brunt of the COVID-19 virus, have had many job-related stresses because of it and experienced some serious problems in our inner-cities with polarizing emotions. Life, it seems, does not always give us what we hope for, but we need to […]
How quickly the world can go topsy turvy! After a very successful 2019, the museum started the new year firing on all cylinders. Collaborations with regional organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest were being expanded. As the range of history covered by our activities grew, a new name was chosen to accurately reflect this expanding scope of naval aviation […]
Museum volunteer John Hughes escorts Terry Welch, a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), around the museum as part of her research on historical aviatrix Jackie Cochran. Among her other achievements, Cochran founded Woman’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in WWII. These civilian volunteers ferried and tested planes so male […]