|Visitors in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar during the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's first Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Open House, January 25, 2014. NASM 2014-00186|
On January 24, 2015, from 10am to 3pm, the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is holding its second Open House so that the public can see more of what really goes on behind the scenes. Last year’s Open House was just the beginning!
Last year, the focus of many of the displays was the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver. In the National Air and Space Museum Archives, we had a table explaining how the Archives provided materials for the restoration processes. Among the features in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar were restoration specialist Anne McCombs demonstrating the art of rib stitching and curator Jeremy Kinney discussing the work on the Helldiver.
|Restoration specialist Anne McCombs demonstrates the art of rib stitching. NASM 2014-00179|
|The Archives Reading Room included displays on Tools of the Trade and Pioneering Pilots. NASM 2014-00191|
Elizabeth C. Borja, Archivist
National Air and Space Museum Archives Department.