The GSLASM pulls it all together!<br />Hangar number two originally served as a place of manufacture and storage of Curtiss-Wright aeroplanes. Later on the recommendation of Charles Lindbergh it was used by Transcontinental Air Transport (later TWA) as their first base in St. Louis. During World War Two, the Army Air Corps commandeered it and moved the Parks College Air Cadet Program there. Since then the hangar has housed many different aviation businesses including an aircraft stripping and painting facility. Now the hangar is home to the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum (GSLASM.)<br />
What are our Near-Term Obstacles?<br />A sound and secure building<br /> Our facility was built in 1929, so as you can guess, it needs help!<br />Proper interstate signage<br /> Our decrepit toilet facilities are disqualify us from getting this<br />Education of children and adults alike regarding our rich aviation heritage<br /> Only open two-days per week due to the lack of sufficient volunteer staff<br />Promote growth within the Greater St. Louis region by being a world-class museum<br /> Lack of funds; lack of interest<br />
What are our Long-Term Needs?<br />New Corporate Sponsorship<br />Our largest sponsors were TWA and McDonnell Douglas (both gone)<br />Recognition and Cooperation by/from Local Groups<br />The Museum Board is new. It is time to slough off old prejudices<br />Refurbishment of Hangar Two<br /> Might still get some Stimulus Money that we requested, but probably not.<br />The Re-building of the Museum Collection<br /> Volunteers, Enthusiasm, Community & Money<br />A Purpose-Built Museum Complex<br /> Federal & State Funding, Foundation Bequests & Wealthy Philanthropists<br />
What’s in it for me?<br />If I help the Museum, what’s in it for me?...<br />As an Individual<br /> A good feeling of community spirit, greater than yourself. Tax deduction under Tax Code Chapter 501 (c.) Interaction and association with like-minded individuals. A sense of achievement. Recognition for services rendered.<br />As an Elected Official<br />The opportunity to back a winning community project. To give back to the people that believed in your ‘larger than life’ community spirit that drove you into politics in the first place. Recognition for services rendered.<br />As a Company<br />To be visible to your clients and employees as a supporter of a community program that will attract people and other businesses into the local area. Tax deduction under Tax Code Chapter 501 (c.) Recognition for services rendered.<br />As a Foundation<br />Tax deduction under Tax Code Chapter 501 (c.) Recognition for services rendered.<br />
Sign-Up & Become a Member Today!<br />VISIT:<br />2300 Vector DriveCahokia, IL 62206<br />http://airandspacemuseum.org/<br />CALL:<br />phone 618-332-3664Museum Hours: 10:00 to 4:00<br />Friday’s, Saturday’s and by Appointment<br />EMAIL:<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
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