Planes, Trains, and Autos October 27,
Includes Super Hero Day
Ashland, NE (September 19, 2018) – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is holding a Planes, Trains & Autos event on October 27, 2018. This event is designed to educate museum guests on various modes of transportation during the Cold War, featuring muscle cars, hotrods, aircraft and interactive model train displays throughout the museum.
Large scale model trains will be set for public education and automobiles will be nestled around several Cold War aircraft heroes such as the B-36 Peacemaker, the largest production bomber ever built; the B-47 Stratojet, the first swept-wing jet-propelled bomber produced in large numbers; the B-52 Stratofortress, a high-altitude strategic bomber with intercontinental ranges; and the B-58 Hustler, the first supersonic bomber to set world speed records.
The Cold War era included the evolution of sports cars, hotrods and muscle cars. Over forty vehicles from these classes will be on display including some rare finds such as a 1967 Chevy Camaro Convertible with a special Deluxe
package of gold interior and exterior, 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, 1972 Hurst Cutlass Oldsmobile Indy Pace Car and a 1997 Aston Martin.
Planes, Trains, and Autos are on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with many of the auto owners and train conductors passing out treats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Museum’s annual trick-or-treat event. Young guests are encouraged to come in costume, bring a bag, and trick-or-treat around the museum. Super Heroes from Midwest
Heroes will entertain guests during the Museum’s trick-or treat event while Museum educators host a “create a super hero mask” booth.
Planes, Trains, and Auto’s and Super Hero Day are included in the cost of general admission; $12 per adult, $11 per senior or military, and $6 for children ages 4-12 (all rates subject to tax).
About the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum: Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. To better serve the community, the museum offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.