Free admission for veterans at transportation museum

Nov 02, 2012
The Owls Head Transportation Museum’s 1917 Nieuport 28C.1, left, and 1917 Spad XIIIc.I are two of several World War I-era aircraft that are currently on display. The museum has announced free admission for all U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday and Monday, November 11 and12.

Owls Head — In recognition of Veterans Day, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will offer free admission to all veterans of U.S. armed services on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11-12. Admission for adult non-veterans is $10. Children under 18 are admitted free. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day in recognition of the end of World War I — “the war to end all wars” — on Nov. 11, 1918. Many of the museum’s aircraft on display — including a 1918 Standard J-1, 1917 Nieuport, and 1917 SPAD — were developed for use during World War I. The museum’s 1941 Stearman was the plane of choice to train American pilots during the Second World War.

Also on display is the museum's featured exhibition MGs and Microcars showcasing a unique collection of vehicles from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum St., off Route 73, in Owls Head, approximately two miles south of Rockland. For more information, call 594-4418, or visit owlshead.org.

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