Armed Forces Day on May 21st is also a big day for the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland. Marketing and PR Director Deb Hermann says they will officially dedicate the facility the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum.
The museum’s Board of Directors announced the decision to move forward with a name change back in June of 2015 and now that is coming to fruition with a ceremony planned for Saturday.
Hermann says along with a name change comes a new website. She says it is built to be user-friendly and enhance the visitors experience by delivering content quickly. It features a “What to Do’ and “What to See” format that walks visitors through a menu of ideas and what they can expect when visiting the museum. The new website is www.SACMuseum.org.
The dedication ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. with a program recognition of SAC’s 70th Anniversary and a continental breakfast. They will also celebrate the opening of its first SAC Aerospace Museum exhibit, “Strategic Air Command in 100 Artifacts”. Hermann says the exhibit spans 46 years of world changing history that includes the Berlin Blockade, Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Throughout the Cold War, Strategic Air Command kept a nuclear WWIII from erupting and this exhibit features artifacts from SAC’s first commanding general, uniforms, trophies and much more.