Cradle of Aviation Museum

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This past summer I visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island, NY. I’m not much for flying, but I do enjoy history, technology, and learning how things work. The museum didn’t disappoint.

Long Island has had a major hand in aviation history since the early days of flight: from balloons, gliders, and powered flying machines, to building U.S. Navy fighters and the Lunar Module for the Apollo missions. In the 1930s, Roosevelt Field, now a large shopping mall, was the busiest civilian airfield in America. A few years earlier, in 1927, it was where Charles Lindbergh began his famous trans-Atlantic flight to Paris.

The museum is so much larger and encompassing than these few highlights. Check out what it has to offer at:


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