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Wave Day 2017

Dec 9, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

"I Have a Story"  Supporting the Historical Perspectives Kiosk Unveiling

What is Wave Day? – Wave is a Northwest-based company that donated the funds to build our Historical Perspectives Kiosk. This day is dedicated to thanking Wave for their generosity complete with activities that support the “I Have a Story” Campaign behind the Historical Perspectives Kiosk.

What is a Historical Perspectives Kiosk? – It’s an exhibit on the Aviation Museum floor containing three stations to show visitors unique stories from various Oregonians related to Aviation, Space, Military, or an era represented at the Museum. It is here that the “I Have a Story” campaign is displayed.

What is the “I Have a Story campaign”? – with its roots in finding ways to have our artifacts come alive, “I Have a Story” allows a major event, a critical point in history, or an experience described from the perspective of those recorded to be told as a humanized and engaging story. Storytelling inspires a deeper connection between Museum artifacts and visitors.

Who made the videos? – Made with the participation of students from McMinnville High School, video subjects are interviewed, filmed, and edited by students with the assistance of Museum staff in a unique intergenerational exchange—onsite at the Museum in McMinnville. 

What activities are planned? – Lots of fun stuff to keep all ages engaged throughout the day!

  • Reduced general admission price: Adult $18, Senior $15, Youth $10. Members are free. Wave Business employees are free.
  • Historical Figures portrayed by actors telling first-person stories. Slated to appear: Amelia Earhart, Wilbur Wright, Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell & more! (Speaking schedule will be posted)
  • Personal photo opportunities with these “historical figures.”
  • Open Cockpit for Museum visitors to view specified aircraft on the Museum floor
  • Kids Activity Area in Space Museum – Tell a Story and have your story put on display!
  • Wine tasting featuring Spruce Goose Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Schedule of Activities
10AM   Historical Perspectives Kiosk Dedication and Unveiling: 10 AM in the Aviation Museum
Guest speaker and presentation: Mike Videll and designated WAVE representative

10:30AM   Historical Figure First-Person Stories told hourly. Each figure tells their story twice.

10AM to 4PM  Children’s Activity Area in the Space Museum: Draw your history, create paper airplanes and build Space Shuttles. Hosted by Museum Education Department staff

10AM to 12PM & 1:30PM to 4PM   Open Cockpit: SR-71 Blackbird, F-84 and Lear 25

Cost: Enjoy reduced Museum admission for Wave Day festivities! Adults $18, Seniors $15, Youth $10. (Admission price does not include movie, as the Museum Theater is closed 12/9/17 for another event)

"I Have a Story"  Supporting the Historical Perspectives Kiosk Unveiling

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