New Exhibits

Check out what’s new at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, including newly restored aircraft, displays from our partners, and traveling exhibits.

Restoration Project:
C-47 A Skytrain

The C-47 Skytrain was adapted from the DC-3 commercial airliner, which first appeared in 1936. The DC-3 was the world’s first commercial airline, and The C-47 is the military version of the DC-3. In total, over 10,000 C-47’s were built.

Just after midnight on June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1,200 aircraft dropped more than 24,000 American, British, and Canadian paratroopers across occupied Normandy in the largest combined air, land, and sea operation in history. The Museum’s C-47 carried members of the 101st Airborne Division’s, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment to a drop zone near the town of Carentan, France.

During the multiyear restoration process, Evergreen’s C-47 will be restored and displayed in an interactive exhibit featuring the illustrious DC-3, the original civilian transport on which the Skytrain is based. Through this enhanced interactive exhibit, visitors will gain a better understanding of the “Douglas Twins.” The goal is to complete the exhibit by June 6, 2026.

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

The F-117 aircraft is the brainchild of former Lockheed Skunk Works Director, Ben Rich, and was the world’s first operational stealth fighter. This “Lone Wolf” is credited as initiating Operation Desert Storm. Its first flight was on October 30, 1985, with its first combat operation taking place in Operation Just Cause. During its career, the aircraft flew 39 combat missions in Desert Storm and eight missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This tail number, 85-0816, was retired on October 12, 2007.

Now available in the Space Museum during its restoration process, the F-117 is a proud part of the Evergreen collection.