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EAA Aviation Museum Named to Top 100 Military Sites List in New Book
Book by renowned historian L. Douglas Keeney lists top military history locations
October 4, 2018 — The EAA Aviation Museum, one of the nation’s top aviation museums, has added another honor to its résumé as it has been included as one of America’s leading military history locations in the new book, The Top 100 Military Sites in America.
The book by renowned historian L. Douglas Keeney, one of the co-founders of The Military Channel in 1992, chronicles the best U.S. military history sites that are both famous and not-so-famous. Keeney has also produced numerous other historical documentaries for The History Channel, A&E, and Discovery, as well as writing numerous books covering many aspects of military history.
“EAA’s dedication to the story of personal flight includes the unique role that military aviation played in the evolution of flying over that past 115 years,” said Bob Campbell, EAA Aviation Museum director. “To be recognized as one of the nation’s top military history sites is a great credit to EAA’s founder, Paul Poberezny, and EAA members and museum employees who through the years were keepers of this legacy and paid tribute to the people and aircraft that changed world history.”
Particularly noted in the new book is the EAA museum’s Eagle Hangar, which opened in 1988 as an addition to the museum. More than a dozen vintage military aircraft are on display in that area, along with artifacts and historical interpretations of the World War II era. The Eagle Hangar also presents unique perspectives on how military aviation of the era affected other segments of the nation, from industrial production to the homefront.
The EAA Aviation Museum also features presentations and programs throughout the year that highlight the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans, focusing on the aviation community. The museum also welcomes traveling exhibits that provide further depth and knowledge of American aviation and military history. EAA’s Timeless Voices oral history program, which is featured in the museum, has captured the stories of more than 1,000 people involved in aviation at all levels.
The Top 100 Military Sites in America is now available for purchase at bookstores nationwide and through many online outlets, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.