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New England Air Museum Executive to Retire

Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of December 1, 2014. Mike has been Executive Director for 29 years and has led the Museum’s transformation from a small one-­‐‑hangar museum recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, to a major cultural, educational, and historical institution serving a world-­‐‑wide audience.
View the full Board of Directors press release here.
Posted July 11, 2014

Executive Search

As a result of the announced retirement of Mike Speciale, the Board of Directors of the New England Air Museum seeks a dynamic, forward-looking professional to lead the museum into the future. The ideal candidate is a skilled and experienced leader with a passion for aviation history. He or she is a team player who can motivate and inspire staff, volunteers, board and stakeholders and lead the well-respected and stable museum to its next level of success. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials by August 29. For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit:
http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-new-england-air-museum
Posted July 11, 2014

New Panorama Views of the Air Museum

A new group of panorama views 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, but also views of the hangar interiors and aircraft restoration projects. Look for more in the future!
Posted September 8, 2014

P-51D Racer Restoration Update

The April, May and June updates on the progress of the P-51D Racer from restoration crew chief, Pete McConnell are now available and can be viewed, beginning with April, here.

Meet the P-51D restoration crew here.
P-51D Racer
Posted August 1, 2014

Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster" Restoration Update

The May / June update on the progress of the Burnelli CBY-3 from restoration crew chief, Harry Newman is now available and can be viewed here.
Burnelli CBY-3
Posted July 15, 2014

Quilt Raffle

Our 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasy Quilt Show will be held September 22-28. You can purchase raffle tickets for this beautiful Baltimore Album Style Quilt. The cost is $2.00 a ticket and can be purchased at our admission counter; you do not need be present to win. This quilt is on display in our lobby and will be here until the show.

You can learn more about the show here.
Posted June 20, 2014

Museum Offers Surplus Aircraft Engines For Sale

The Museum's vast collection of aircraft, parts, and engines has been accumulated over a period of many years. From time to time, the Museum's staff identifies artifacts that can be considered surplus as they do not fit in with our future restoration plans. The proceeds from these sales will help to sustain the Museum's current operations including its restoration needs. Currently the Museum has some excess aircraft engines for sale that can be seen here.

For more information, contact the Museum Director, Michael Speciale by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone 860-623-3305 X318.
Posted May 15, 2014

2014 Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show to be held September 22 - 28

2014 NEAM Quilt Show
It's not too early to start thinking about the 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more! Check back as more information becomes available.
You can access the 2014 forms here:
Posted January 16, 2014

What's New In The Library?

We've just 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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