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~ Winston Churchill

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December, 2018

Dear Friend of the Cradle,

As a friend of the Cradle you play a significant role in our success. Whether you donate or simply pass along a good word about your experience during a recent visit, your support has helps make the Cradle of Aviation Museum a favorite destination for families, school children and teachers.

With help like yours, we have been able to expand our educational programs to reach over 70,000 school children in the past year. Our professional development programs for teachers have enabled us to offer instruction to over 3,000 teachers to learn how to use the museum as an exciting teaching tool.

Over the past year we launched our multi-year campaign to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. That program has involved a monthly speaker series, a new exhibit, Space…A Journey to Our Future and the creation of our Apollo Partner School Program. The Countdown to Apollo program will culminate in 2019 with a special dinner honoring Apollo astronauts on June 6th and our Apollo Moon Festival on July 20th.

We want to use the Apollo program as an inspirational tool for school children to realize what can be accomplished. Roughly sixty years ago, President Kennedy challenged the nation to go to the Moon. That one challenge created the largest concentration of men and women who focused on what we now call S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We have an opportunity to create a renewed excitement for science and technology by celebrating the accomplishments of the Apollo program and inspiring a new generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts.

Please consider donating whatever you can to support our efforts to preserve, educate and inspire. Thank you and best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy holiday season.


Marc MacDonell
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Andrew Parton

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