Journey Through Time Gala
Gets Support of Mannheim Steamroller
ASHLAND, NE – (July 18, 2018) – The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is hosting a gala on October 19, 2018 to raise awareness and support for the Museum’s mission – to preserve the history of Strategic Air Command, the Cold War, and aerospace artifacts– and to inspire learning through innovative and inspirational programs and exhibits.
The gala is a celebration of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary in Ashland, Neb. and will feature elements from the 1998 opening ceremony, which include a performance by Mannheim Steamroller, featuring Chip Davis.
“I am honored to be part of this special anniversary event,” said Davis. “Twenty years ago I was involved in the initial project that brought this much needed facility to our community and today I am pleased to support the future journey of the museum with a show that will be out of this world!”
Since opening in 1998, the Museum has welcomed over 2 million visitors. The Museum’s gala is a fundraiser and a platform for announcing future plans which include facility development, as well as new displays and educational programming.
“We are taking the Museum to the next level in serving our community,” said Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Cannon. “The Museum began its journey of becoming a regional science center years ago and our plans for the future include preserving history in an interactive and relevant way, and focusing on our community’s educational science, technology, engineering, and math needs.”
The public is invited to support the Museum’s future by attending the gala or making a donation. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased online or by calling the Museum. The reservation deadline is October 1, 2018 and the evening includes a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. with a plated dinner and performance by Mannheim Steamroller, featuring Chip Davis starting at 7 p.m.