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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
The history of aviation, the history of Long Island and the history of the United States became intimately entwined with the dawn of flight. From the early days of kites and ballooning to the race to the moon, Long Island has played a very important role in the development and growth of aviation and aerospace.
We would like you to join us in our efforts to preserve our rich heritage by becoming a member, volunteer, donor or partner of the Cradle of Aviation Museum. With your help we will be able to inspire future generations to look to the sky and reach for the stars.
The Cradle depends on the generosity of foundations, corporations and so many dedicated individuals to maintain and expand its enriching public programs and activities. In this section of the website you will find an overview of the many ways in which you can participate in and support the Cradle of Aviation Museum.