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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Niagara Aerospace Museum Opens

 NAM Development Director Hugh Neeson, NFTA Executive Director Kimberley Minkel,
State Senator George D. Maziarz, Curator Paul D. Faltyn, NFTA Vice Chairman Henry M. Sloma
The Niagara Aerospace Museum has found a new home in the former terminal building at the Niagara Falls International Airport. On Saturday, June 29, the museum opened to the public, showing off its new family members including four historic and three early helicopters. Other display items include aerospace artifacts, aircraft, helicopters and rockets.

Somewhat of a nomad in previous years, the museum had temporary locations in Niagara Falls, Wheatfield and downtown Buffalo. Its new spectacular location is part of a two-year lease thanks to NFTA’s cooperation and support. Executive Director Kim Minkel states, “We think this is a great opportunity for visitors to the area. People waiting at the new terminal can wander over and take a look at the rich history that our region has to share.” The museum is dedicated to showcasing the aviation history of Western New York and the legacy that companies such as Bell Aircraft, Consolidated Aircraft and Curtiss-Wright have bestowed upon our region. In addition, the museum will highlight other local organizations that play an ongoing and significant role in aerospace engineering developments.

The museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekly, and all are encouraged to visit!