We are busy, busy at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum this Spring! Here’s a little preview of all the activity going on behind the scenes to open a brand new, major exhibit on June 17th–the 80th anniversary of Delta’s first passenger flight. “Delta Takes Off! Crop Dusting to Jets” will show how our company grew from a crop-dusting firm in the 1920s into a major airline.
As you can see below, it will be very colorful! Here is Greg Romanoski, our development manager, installing an intro panel just today.
Below are some of the artifacts selected including a dope-and-fabric airplane wing model, a 1940s coffee/hot water thermos and coffee pot, lots of 1940s-1950s serving pieces and 1950s flight attendant uniform pieces.
You also see items from airlines affiliated with Delta, including Pan Am and Northeast Airlines, because we are also refreshing our Airline Family cases and adding new ones for Northwest Airlines. A major Northwest Airlines exhibit is also in the works. We’ll keep you posted!