Author Archives: Communications

18 Apr
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News Release: 100th anniversary of the Red Baron’s last dogfight

  For immediate release Wednesday April 18, 2018 Aviation Museum marks 100 years since Red Baron’s last flight Death of WWI German ace played fateful role in Edmonton’s aviation history   When Baron Manfred von Richthofen picked a dogfight with ...

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10 Apr
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Image Gallery: Blatchford Boogie Woogie “a gas.”

More than 150 people attended our first-ever Blatchford Boogie Woogie.  And they danced up a storm. Forties-era music from the 19-piece C-Jam Big Band filled the historic Hangar 14. During the intermissions the Mad Cat Swing dance group, from the ...

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03 Apr
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In Formation: Wiley Post drops in on Edmonton

By Neil Taylor June 30, 1931 the weather was bad – very bad. It had been raining in Edmonton off and on for days, and overnight two-thirds of an inch of rain had fallen on the city. Everything was soaked, ...

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27 Mar
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MacEwan students help Blatchford Boogie Woogie

Amber Neitz and her classmates at the MacEwan Arts and Cultural Management Program are too young to remember when the sounds of big bands reverberated through Edmonton dance halls of the 1940s. But when they got the chance to organize ...

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20 Mar
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Museum community loses two more good friends

Rob Fitzsimmons Rob Fitzsimmons  volunteered at the museum for about two years, and in that time he developed a reputation for precision craftsmanship. Among other carpentry projects and display pieces, Fitzsimmons created what we a lovingly call “the Potato.” It’s ...

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