Community activist Paul Navone gives $25,000 to support the Millville Army Air Field Museum Millville resident and community philanthropist Paul Navone (left) presents a check for $25,000 to the Millville Army Air Field Museum (MAAFM) on March 14, 2011. Accepting the check are Lisa Jester, executive director, and Chuck Wyble, president. The donation supports the →
The MAAFM was honored to receive a 2011 Building History Participation Grant from the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission. We were one of just four organizations in the area selected, along with the Mauricetown Historical Society, New Sweden Colonial Farmstead, and Seabrook Educa-tional and Cultural Center.The grant focused on strategic planning and build-ing the →
Museum volunteers and community escorts pick up commemorative artifact for 10th Anniversary of 9/11 The Millville Army Air Field Museum (MAAFM) was awarded a commemo-rative steel beam from the World Trade Center by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It was picked up in New York on Thursday, September 8, 2011, and →
A 55-foot mural recognizing World War II aviation history of the Millville Army Air Base, America’s First Defense Air-port, was unveiled at a ceremony held on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Millville Airport.The Millville Army Air Field Museum developed the project and commis-sioned the mural with funding made possible in part by the New Jersey →
Our Millville ‘Wheels & Wings’ Air-show, held on Memorial Day Weekend at Millville Airport, proved to be a delightful sunshine-filled aviation celebration despite a last-minute announcement by the U.S. Navy that the Blue Angels would not be performing at the two-day event, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 2011.Millville Airshow →
It is very hard to believe how much we accomplished in 2011 and in the first months of 2012, and this newsletter definitely showcases our museum’s progress.
The MAAFM continues to present the WWII history of “America’s First Defense Airport” to visitors, students, and historians on a day-to-day bases and to honor the contributions of our WWII and other veterans. Our events and programs are interesting, educational and fun.