The Owls Head Transportation Museum will offer free admission to all veterans of U.S. armed services Thursday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Admission for adult non-veterans is $10. 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 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.

Two short videos will also be running throughout the day. “Going Hollywood: The War Years” is a compilation of vintage feature-film clips, original wartime documentary footage and interviews with several prominent stars of the era. “The True Glory, 1945 WWII” retells the story of the allied invasion of Europe and its victory over Nazi Germany. Originally released in 1945, the film is narrated by allied soldiers who participated in the war including Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower. All footage is original and uncut.

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 207-594-4418, or visit the museum online at