The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

The History of the National Air and Space Museum

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The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, was established in 1946 as the National Air Museum and opened its main building in 1976.

The History of the National Air and Space Museum is currently being researched. Until our research is ready for publication, please enjoy the following pages related to the history of Museums:

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“I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.” Amelia Earhart

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