Evergreen Air & Space Museum

Evergreen Air and Space MuseumThe Evergreen Air and Space Museum is located in McMinnville, Oregon where Howard Hughes designed and built huge Spruce Goose known as Hughes Flying Boat. The Spruce Goose was built out of birch wood due to wartime restriction on metal and it flew for one minute. It has been on display here since 2001.

History: After successful test flight and end of WWII, the Spruce Goose was kept out of public eye for 33 years and later moved to domed hanger in Long Beach, CA. In 1992 Evergreen obtained by winning bid to provide it with proper home. It was disassembled and transported by barge to Oregon.

You can learn more about it from the website. Look for a brief history of it in New Horizon for those who may be interested to visit it on the way to 2019 DSA Conference in Seattle, WA.

The photo to the right is a snapshot of Alfred Sonnenstrahl sitting in the pilot seat that Howard sat when he tested his flying boat.

 

Museum Hours: 9am-5pm Daily
Call: (503) 434-4180
500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, OR 97128
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2018-03-16T11:57:56+00:00March 15th, 2018|Things to Do, Traveling|