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February 2018

War Time Designs: Insignia Art of World War Two – Temporary Exhibit at Palm Springs Air Museum

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until April 15, 2018

Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
$9.95 - $16.95

During World War II, artists created thousands of insignias for the military members to represent their individual ships, bomb groups, squadrons, battalions, units, and on and on. Disney characters were some the most popular but other figures from Warner Bros., MGM and the comic strips were certainly in high demand. It is difficult to fully appreciate how it felt for a serviceman to have his unit represented by a iconic “touch of home” character. For the generation that fought World…

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Mizell Senior Center’s ‘Stars Among Us Gala’ – Michael Jackson LIVE in London

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$300

Enjoy Mizell Senior Center’s 13th annual Stars Among Us Gala, “Michael Jackson LIVE in London.” This yearly event is held to sponsor Mizell’s critical Valley-wide Meals On Wheels program. The evening stars MJ LIVE with a special performance by Taylor Dayne. Guests will be appear to be transported to London for a portrayal of a Michael Jackson performance on the world-famous London Palladium stage. MJ LIVE! is a show that delivers the energy, excitement, spectacle, and pure joy of this…

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March 2018

Canadian Military Tribute – Western Air Command and the Aleutian Campaign

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

Royal Canadian Air Force Major Bill March presents this afternoon program. Western Air Command was responsible for the Royal Canadian Air Force's Home War Establishment's air operations on Canada's Pacific coast during the Second World War. After Pearl Harbor it grew rapidly and played a critical role in fighter and anti-submarine operations in Canadian and American waters during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. Don’t miss this fascinating look at the Joint US / Canada response to the defense of the West…

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Exotic Aircraft of World War Two at Palm Springs Air Museum

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

Between 1939 and 1945 more than 575 different types of military aircraft were developed by the combatant nations. Not many became household names like the Mustang, Zero or Spitfire. This is a look at the lesser known winners, losers and wild aircraft designs that were thought up during WWII. We’ll discuss the rocket and jet planes for both Allied and Axis countries and talk about why America was so successful in the aviation development race. Presenter: Michael Carra. Flight exhibition…

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Dogfights: The Making of the History Channel Series at Palm Springs Air Museum

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
$5 - $16.95

Co-creator and co-Executive Producer of the hit History Channel series "DogFights", Brooks Wachtel, presents this program featuring never-before-seen footage. Mr. Wachtel reveals the fascinating story of this ground-breaking show which was unprecedented in its use of CGI to recreate epic air-combat. He recounts the troubled birth, the highs and lows and how the changing television landscape sadly grounded this high-flying series. Flight exhibition follows program, weather and mechanical issues permitting. Included with regular museum admission.

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Dr. Ed Gordon Presents Divided on D-Day, Part 3 – “The Bumpy Road to Germany” at Palm Springs Air Museum

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

On August 1, 1944, General Patton’s Third Army was finally unleashed. In a spectacular two-week breakout, his forces seized most of Brittany and made a lightning advance eastward toward Le Mans. In Part III of “Divided on Day,” historian Dr. Ed Gordon recounts how this remarkable advance was followed by a bloody fall and winter stalemate. Flight exhibition follows, weather and mechanical issues permitting. Included with regular museum admission.

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Researching the Silent Generation: Solving the Mysteries of World War Two Military Service

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

So many American families have at least one relative who served in World War II, but few of us know much about their service and experiences in the war, since few of them spoke about it after the war was over. This presentation is perfect for descendants of WW2 veterans, POWs, genealogists, history buffs, or anyone interested in learning how to locate and understand WW2-era military records. Researcher Bill Beigel shares the fascinating stories of people he’s researched and also…

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April 2018

American Military Special Forces at the Palm Springs Air Museum

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

Dick Couch presents a program that details the history, formation, and mission sets of the component commands of the United States Special Operations Command. Prior to 9/11, special operations forces (SOF) operated on the periphery of our national military expeditionary posture. The rise of global insurgency organizations and non-state actors have changed that, placing our SOF components in the forefront of the Global War on Terror. As our special operators rotate away from active theaters, they are now deployed in…

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Battling Hollywood at the Palm Springs Air Museum

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

When the studios plunged into the war effort, the result was a spate of propagandist films from all fighting fronts -- some great, some terrible -- along with the occasional masterwork that challenged popular conceptions of the conflict and dared to confront the realities of combat. Kirk Ellis' program explores Hollywood's depiction of the war as it happened with a bounty of clips ranging from "Battleground" to "They Were Expendable" and beyond. Flight exhibition follows program, weather and mechanical issues…

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A British Teenager’s Experience of World War Two at Palm Springs Air Museum

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

Born in the County of Norfolk England in 1928, Mick Dawson left Litcham Secondary Modern School at the age of 14, December 1942. A wartime airfield for the American Army Air Force was under construction nearby and Mick got a job with the electrical contractor there as an apprentice. The 392nd Bomb Group with their B-24s occupied the base from August 1943 to the end of the War in Europe. During that time Mick had a front row seat to…

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32nd International Aviation Art and Aerospace Exhibition for 2018 at the Palm Springs Air Museum

April 22 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until October 8, 2018

Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
$5 - $16.95

The American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving our aviation and aerospace heritage through art. ASAA brings together persons who share a love of art and aviation in an organization that challenges itself to the creation of works that are unique to aviation and aerospace. The American Society of Aviation Artists International Juried Art Exhibition features works by more than 25 acclaimed artists from around the world. Traveling and temporary exhibition, included with regular museum…

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May 2018

Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $16.95

This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, we highlight the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a vintage B-25 Mitchell bomber. This most impressive ceremony is our way of saluting our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take…

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October 2018

32nd International Aviation Art and Aerospace Exhibition for 2018 at the Palm Springs Air Museum

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
$5 - $16.95

The American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving our aviation and aerospace heritage through art. ASAA brings together persons who share a love of art and aviation in an organization that challenges itself to the creation of works that are unique to aviation and aerospace. The American Society of Aviation Artists International Juried Art Exhibition features works by more than 25 acclaimed artists from around the world. Traveling and temporary exhibition, included with regular museum…

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