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Chamber Day with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Saturday, September 17, 2022 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) (CDT)

Description





Fly-In or Drive-In!


Join us for Chamber Day at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum as part of the museum's Wings & Wheels event.  

Wings & Wheels is the 1940 Air Terminal Museum's quarterly open house day. Enjoy an exciting day checking out planes parked on the airport ramp and vehicles from local car clubs, learn about Houston’s aviation history with a guided tour, or catch a presentation by a local historian. This is a great event for the family!





About the Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the historic art deco terminal building that once served the City of Houston as the Houston Municipal Airport. The building is now a protected landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Between Hobby Airport’s airline traffic, business aviation and frequent fixed wing and rotary wing general aviation traffic, a visit to the museum will provide each guest with a front row view of the active runways!

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum celebrates its 82nd birthday in September. Join us for Wings & Wheels and to pay homage amazing piece of Houston's history.



Join in Chamber Day for the Wings & Wheels event including...
  • Tour the museum
  • Static aircraft and vehicles on display including Tiger Flight with a rainbow colored smoke display
  • Access to the Hobby Airport runway
  • AI Flight Simulator
  • DJ


The special exhibit, Fashion Takes Flight: The Evolution of the Flight Attendant Uniform, will be on display with a presentation by location historian, Michael Bludworth.



Fashion Takes Flight explores the evolution of flight attendant and stewardess uniforms from their beginnings with the first female flight attendant, Ellen Church, in 1930 to today. The exhibition offers a look at the various uniform styles worn throughout the decades and tells the story of not only the changing designs, but also the transformation of women in the workforce. Through archival photographs, advertisements, and documents and the uniforms worn during the era, the exhibition tells the parallel story of women who worked as flight attendants and American society’s view of women’s place in the professional world. From nursing uniforms to classic suits to hot pants, the perception of airline travel evolved along with the changing fashion of flight attendant uniforms.



This event makes for the best plane spotting location, including unobstructed views of the aircraft in motion. Great photo ops!

Shirts, hats, books & collectibles will be on sale. 10% discount for Chamber members! 


The Chamber Day at the 1940 Air Terminal Wings & Wheels event is generously supported by:



Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. View and download the sponsorship opportunities here. Complete the sponsorship form to become a sponsor today!




Chamber Members receive complimentary entrance to the museum. Food trucks will be on site and beverages will be available for purchase.  


This event will happen rain or shine!

Parking 

Free to museum visitors. The Museum parking lot has a capacity of approximately 75 spaces. Additional street parking is available on Travelair Street in front of the Museum and in a parking lot directly across the street. Plenty of parking!

Museum Health & Safety Protocols


Face masks are recommended but not required. Hand sanitizer is located at the front reception desk. Physical distancing is recommended.




We are proud to call the 1940 Air Terminal Museum one of our 
Arts + Business members.  The Chamber is proud to collaborate with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum on this special event.
1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair Street
Houston, TX 77061 United States
Saturday, September 17, 2022 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) (CDT)
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