The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at 250 Rudy Chase Drive, in Glenville, is set to celebrate it’s 35th Anniversary on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm.
Activities will kick off at 8 am with a Continental Breakfast featuring bagels and cream cheese, assorted muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, and more.
An opening ceremony will take place at 10 am, followed by music with the SUNY Schenectady Choraliers and various other musical groups throughout the day. Helicopter rides will be available from 11 am to 1 pm.
At 2 pm, attendees will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Lunar Landing in Gallery II. Flight simulators will be available plus rides in a Simulated Reality Vehicle. The Adirondack Soaring Club will have one of their gliders on display and visitors can view 20+ planes in the Air Park, including a Mig from the movie “Top Gun” and one of the museum’s recent acquisitions: a C-130 Hercules, one of three aircraft modified in 1980 to attempt a second rescue mission of the American hostages at the embassy in Tehran, Iran.
To add to the festivities, a screening of the new documentary Return to Hardwick, the story of the 93rd Bomb Group, considered the most decorated, traveled and effective bomber group of the Second World War, will be shown at the Scotia Cinema at 3:30 pm, July 27 and 28, 2019. No other screenings will be available in the Capital District area. Writer and Director, Michael Sellers, from New York City will be in attendance both days.
For more information, call (518) 377-2191.
Photo of Grumman F-14 Tomcat courtesy Empire State Aerosciences Museum.