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New England Air Museum

New England Air Museum Announces New Executive Director

Scott Ashton, President of the Board of Directors, has announced the appointment of Jerry Paul Roberts as Executive Director of the New England Air Museum effective December 15, 2014.  Mr. Roberts succeeds Michael P. Speciale, who retired on December 1, 2014 after 29 years of service.

Mr. Roberts has been a writer, an historian and a museum professional for over 30 years. He began his museum career at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum in New York City and served as Aerospace Curator, Senior Curator and ultimately, Vice President in charge of exhibits and education. Here he created dozens of interactive experiences and exhibitions and oversaw the transformation of the British
Airways Concorde into a major walk-through attraction.

Mr. Roberts then served as Executive Director of the National Lighthouse Museum and most recently as Executive Director of the Connecticut River Museum where he continued to design and build world class exhibits, create dynamic public programs, and cultivate strategic collaborations and strong donor involvement and support.

In Connecticut, Mr. Roberts also coordinated the History and Heritage component of OpSail 2012. He directed the effort to have Essex recognized as the state’s first War of 1812 battle site, coordinated the 1812 bicentennial commemorations, wrote and co-produced a documentary on the battle and recently published, The British Raid on Essex, the Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812, through Wesleyan University Press.

“We enthusiastically welcome Jerry’s experience, expertise and commitment to our mission”, said Mr. Ashton. “He has just the right blend of skills, energy and vision needed to lead NEAM into the future.”

“This is an exciting opportunity,” said Mr. Roberts. “I believe my experience, passion for aviation history and unique skills can help broaden NEAM’s already impressive appeal and make the museum and its exhibits even more dynamic and relevant. I am looking forward to working with the staff, volunteers, board of directors and the aviation community to take NEAM to the next level.”

Mr. Roberts lives in Deep River, CT with his wife, Jeni and their two young children.

NEAM Board of Directors worked with Marie Dalton-Meyer, a transition consultant affiliated with Third Sector New England’s Executive Transition Program. The program supports nonprofit organizations before, during and after the critical time of change in executive leadership.

The New England Air Museum is committed to presenting the story of aviation, the human genius that made it possible and the profound effects that it has had on the way in which we live.
Added December 2, 2014

Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster" Restoration Update

Burnelli CBY-3
The September to November update on the progress of the Burnelli CBY-3 from restoration crew chief, Harry Newman is now available and can be viewed here.
Updated December 9, 2014

10% Off Museum Membership During December

For the month of December only, we're offering the best price of the year on New England Air Museum Memberships (for new members)! Start your holiday shopping with us and give your loved ones a yearly membership, treat them to a year's worth of hands-on educational fun.
Benefits include:
* Unlimited free admission to the Museum during regular business hours
* Free admission to Museum special daytime events, such as open cockpit days
* 10% discount at the Wings 'N Things gift shop
* Admission to members-only events
* Reciprocal admission at participating museums during July & August
* Opportunity to volunteer at the Museum
* Opportunity to participate in Museum-sponsored travel
* Regular issues of NEAMnews and e-bulletins
* Advance notice of all meetings and events
You can apply for membership here.
Added December 2, 2014

Scenes From Micheal Speciale Retirement Dinner

On Friday October 24, a dinner given for Michael Speciale who retired December 1 as Executive Director of the Air Museum after 29 years. Click here to see a selection of photos from the event.
Updated November 20, 2014

P-51D Racer Restoration Update

P-51D Racer
The September and October updates on the progress of the P-51D Racer from restoration crew chief, Pete McConnell are now available.

Meet the P-51D restoration crew here.
Updated November 20, 2014

New Panorama Views of the Air Museum

A new group of panorama views of the Restoration Hangar, P-51D Racer restoration and Liberty engine restoration have been added to the Air Museum panorama views page. They have been created by Museum member John Wood and include not only aircraft cockpit views, hangar interiors and aircraft restoration projects. Look for more in the future!
Updated November 12, 2014

2015 Entertainment Book

If you purchase the 2015 Entertainment Book it will cost only $25 including shipping (normal retail is $35). The Museum will receive 25% of the proceeds of each book sold.

Click here for more information.
Posted October 29, 2014

SOAR for Science at the Air Museum

The 2014-2015 SOAR for Science program at the New England Air Museum is underway! This inspiring, educational, curriculum based program is entering its ninth year thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations.
Posted October 2, 2014

What's New In The Library?

We've added to our Archive, photos and documentation of the restoration of the Air Museum's B-29, "Jack's Hack."
Click here for further information on the John Ramsay Research Library.
Boeing B-29A Jack's Hack
Posted February 19, 2014

Read our September, 2014 newsletter here!

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