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January 2017

Justice Illuminated: the Art of Arthur Szyk Traveling Exhibit

January 1 @ 10:00 am - January 31 @ 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

January 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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P-40 Warhawk Open Cockpit

January 21 @ 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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Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy

January 21 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - January 29 @ 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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Corsair Open Cockpit

January 28 @ 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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Oswald Boelcke: Germany’s First Fighter ACE Pilot and Father of Air Combat

January 28 @ 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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Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, leadership, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare. Paving the way for modern air forces across the world with his pioneering tactics, Boelcke had a dramatic effect on his contemporaries. Boelcke even gained the admiration of his enemies. This presentation will appeal to enthusiasts of…

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February 2017

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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Beyond the Call of Duty: Tuskegee Airmen Tribute

February 4 @ 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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From Tuskegee, Alabama to the skies over North Africa and Italy, the Tuskegee Airmen served beyond the call of duty to defend our sometimes less than grateful nation. Come and learn their story, see the planes they flew and meet a few of the men who gave and taught us so much.

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100th Bomb Group Reunion

February 11 @ 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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Nicknamed the “Bloody 100th”, this World War Two bomb group (proud member of the 8th Air Force) suffered tremendously high losses at the hands of those defending the Nazi occupied continent of Europe during the war. Every year the surviving members gather here at the Air Museum to share their experiences and pass along their memories of flack-filled skies and the rumbling sounds of B-17s in flight.  Presenter: Bob Wolff – included with regular museum admission

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