Silent Wings Museum


  
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Camouflage Workshop

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Join the Silent Wings Museum on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for an introduction to the art of camouflage. Participants will learn about different types of camouflage during WWII, how to blend colors, and get to use marine camouflage paint to blend into the bushes! More information...

Hours of Operation

Monday: CLOSED      Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays and City Holidays



Address & Phone Number
6202 N. I-27
Lubbock, TX 79403-9710
(806) 775-3046

Mission Statement

The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.

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Museum History


In 1971, former pilots of the U.S. Army Air Force’s Glider Program banded together to form the National World War II Glider Pilots Association Inc. Their mission was to establish a forum for glider pilots to interact socially and provide the framework for the preservation of the history of the U.S. glider program. 

One of its first goals was to locate and restore a WACO CG-4A glider for public display. Several glider pilots in the Dallas area learned about a CG-4A glider sitting atop a tire store in Fresno, California. After World War II, the aircraft had been purchased as military surplus, placed on top of the building and used as advertising.

The glider was purchased and restoration was completed in time for the 1979 national reunion in Dallas. After the reunion, steps were taken to build a museum to house the CG-4A. More Information.

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Blue Star Museum Participation

The Silent Wings Museum announced their participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense, where more than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community—whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.

The Silent Wings Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.silentwingsmuseum.com or call (806) 775-3049.

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Current Special Exhibit

SWM Columbia Exhibit

   

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