Free Admission For Veteran's Nov. 11 & 12 at Owls Head

By Owls Head Transportation Museum | Nov 07, 2012
The Owls Head Transportation Museum’s 1917 Spad XIIIc.I is one of several World War I-era aircraft that are currently on display. The museum has announced free admission for all U.S. veterans on Veteran's Day, Sunday and Monday, November 11 &12.

In recognition of Veteran's Day, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will offer free admission to all veterans of U.S. armed services this Sunday and Monday, November 11 &12. Admission for adult non-veterans is $10.00. Children under 18 are admitted free.  Museum hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day in recognition of the end of World War I — “the war to end all wars” — on November 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.

A tour of the Museum's collection with Museum curator Ethan Yankura will be held at 11 am on November 11.

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

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum Street, (off Route 73) in Owls Head, approximately two miles south of Rockland, Maine. Museum hours are 10 am to 5 pm. For more information call 207-594-4418, or visit the Museum online at www.owlshead.org.

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