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December 2016

Justice Illuminated: the Art of Arthur Szyk Traveling Exhibit

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - January 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Since its inaugural exhibition in 2002, “Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk” has toured museums, universities, libraries and cultural centers across the nation and around the world. The exhibit contextualizes the life and art of Arthur Szyk within the cultural and political movements of the first half of the 20th century. It focuses on three themes: World War II and the Holocaust; America; and Jewish Response. The traveling exhibit consists of 32 color photo-mural panels. Included with regular museum…

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

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 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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Corsair Open Cockpit

December 10 @ 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 in the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today’s open cockpit is the Corsair, inside an air conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Santa Fly In and Winter Fun Land

December 10 @ 11:00 am - December 11 @ 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Ho, Ho, Ho, and Away We Go…at 11 am each day Santa Claus will arrive at the Air Museum in his airplane, and will greet all the good girls and boys who have come to see him. In addition to sitting for photographs and having a little gift for each child, Santa will open his Winter Fun Land complete with snow direct from the North Pole!

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The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings Into Space

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the first Wings into Space tells the enthralling, yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met the challenge and opened the way into human controlled spaceflight.

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January 2017

National Military Archives Uniform Display – temporary exhibit

January 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Will Twomey returns with his collection of Military Uniforms: The National Military Archives, formerly the Petaluma International Military Research Center is an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on preserving and honoring our country’s leaders and heroes. Their goal is to preserve and display the uniforms, medals and belongings of veterans who have served their country, including letters. Included with regular museum admission. All Palm Springs Air Museum members get in free.

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An Idea, and Bullets

January 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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  A “Rice Roots” exploration of why no French, American or South Vietnamese general could have been victorious in Vietnam. What was this decades long war really about? It was about independence and unification.  The Vietnamese had struggled for 2,000 years to throw off the foreign yoke. And after World War Two, it was about unification.  Presented by Jim Selsor .

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Ed Gordon: Japan Strikes at Dawn! Defeat at Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, and Singapore

January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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At the beginning of the Second World War from December 7, 1941 to March 8, 1942, in just 91 days, Imperial Japan was spectacularly victorious. The Japanese attacks decimated much of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, destroyed U.S. air and naval capacities in the Philippines, and conquered the supposedly impregnable Gibraltar of the East – Singapore. For the next six months, Japanese forces rampaged across vast stretches of the Pacific virtually at will. How could this have happened?…

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Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy

January 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Based on the true experiences of a refugee from Nazi Germany, IMMIGRANT SOLDIER combines a coming of age story with an immigrant tale and a World War Two adventure. On a cold November morning in 1938, Herman watches in horror as his cousin is arrested. As a Jew, he realizes it is past time to flee Germany, a decision that catapults him from one adventure to another. His life is changed forever by the gathering storm of world events. Gradually,…

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Meeting of Mentors: T-34 Fly In

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Built as a replacement for the training planes of World War Two, the T-34 Mentor developed into an aircraft cherished by the military and civilian pilots alike. In fact, the T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed. Come visit us as a group of T-34 pilots drop into the Air Museum for a weekend of flight exhibitions, formation flying, contests, and just “plane” fun. Included with regular museum admission.

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