[NCHS-Announce] The Next NCHS In-Person Program is April 3rd

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Sun Mar 20 15:35:42 EDT 2022

The next NCHS program:

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, 5:30 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, 
Mitchel Field

“The Golden Age of Aviation on Long Island"
Tom Barry, Assistant Director of Education at Cradle of Aviation

The years between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War 
II are often referred to as the “Golden Age” of aviation. On Long 
Island, aircraft manufacturing boomed and pioneering pilots made 
countless flights to and from the area’s many airfields, mostly located 
on the Hempstead Plains in Nassau County. In fact, Charles Lindbergh’s 
famed first solo transatlantic flight departed from Roosevelt Field in 
May 1927. So important was Long Island to this period of flying history, 
it quickly became known as the “Cradle of Aviation.” Find out more about 
Long Island’s significant contributions to this “Golden Age” as Tom 
Barry, educator at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, speaks about the many 
aviation firsts that occurred here during the 1920s and beyond.

This will be our first in-person meeting after two years of virtual 
meetings because of the pandemic.  Social distancing will be easy in the 
Museum and its large auditorium. You are welcome to arrive beginning at 
4:15 p.m. and enjoy visiting the Museum’s exhibits. Refreshments will be 
served before the 5:30 p.m. program (but no food is permitted in the 
auditorium or exhibit area).

Directions: The Cradle of Aviation Museum is on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 
at Mitchel Field in East Garden City/Uniondale. Take exit M4 from the 
Meadowbrook Parkway, following signs to Lindbergh Blvd and Museum Row. 
After going through the traffic light at Earl Ovington Blvd., turn right 
when you see the life-size figure in a spacesuit.

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