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February 2017

World War II Portrait Journey – Traveling Exhibit – Dec through April

February 1 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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This is a collection of 50 plus portraits of the men and women of World War Two by guest artist-in-residence Chris Demarest. Mr. Demarest is an author and illustrator of over 100 titles as well as an official artist for the Coast Guard. He had documented Coast Guard operations from the Persian Gulf to Hurricane Katrina. Many of his drawings and paintings are in the Coast Guard’s permanent art collection in Washington, DC.  For the months of December through April,…

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From Swords to Plowshares: Metal Trench Art from WWI and WWII Traveling Exhibit

February 1 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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From February through April, 2017 – see this traveling exhibit. The metal trench art objects in this exhibition are as varied and unique as the military and civilian artists who created them. The works date from the origins of this brass art form in the trenches of France during the First World War, to post World War Two pieces. Makers of trench art utilized artillery shells, bullets, shrapnel, aircraft parts, currency and other miscellaneous metal scrap and applied materials. The…

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April 2017

Preserving History: Picturing Kitty Hawk, Presenter Tim Wolcott, timothywolcott.com

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Photographer Tim Wolcott  was tasked  by the Library of Congress to restore  the original images of the Wright Brothers first flight for the 100 Anniversary of their great achievement. The process took more than year because every piece of the restoration had to be invented.  Every image was painstakingly restored using a unique way of back lighting the negative to get an exact copy of the original glass plate without destroying it. Join us for a fascinating evening with the…

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B-17 Rides for Sale! Fly on The Madras Maiden B-17!

April 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Madras Maiden B-17 usually flies between 10am and 3pm each day with ground tours after the day’s last flight. B-17 flights start at $450 for non Liberty Foundation members and $410 for foundation members. Take a flight in the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress named the Madras Maiden! Call 918-340-0243 to schedule your flight! Must pay museum admission.

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P-40 Warhawk Open Cockpit

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Sit inside the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today’s open cockpit is the P-40 Warhawk, inside an air conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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