“Wiseman – Peters” replica moved back to the Petaluma Historical Museum

The one-third scale model, built by the Petaluma Area Pilots Association (PAPA) has been moved back to the Petaluma Historical Museum and Library in time for the Butter & Egg Days Parade. This exhibit, titled “Flight- A Tribute to Aviation” celebrating the first airmail flight by a young aviator, Fred Wiseman, and bringing to life the stories of airplanes, engines, and human endeavor involved in aviation since that historic flight, will be on display until April 24th.

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“Flight” – A Tribute to Aviation Opening Reception

Feb 2, 2011 – Petaluma Historical Library has set aloft the Fred Wiseman Centennial celebration with an outstanding exhibit of Aviation history open through April 24, 2011. Come look over the extensive collection of photos, articles, memorabilia, and Fred Wiseman 1/3rd scale plane model.


Sharie Sbrazza, Bob Parker, and many others enjoy some of the many photos on display.
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Fred Wiseman is Flying High

by Bill.Hammerman

Yesterday was quite a day for Fred Wiseman Centennial Celebration enthusiasts. The scale model of his 1911 airplane (built by PAPA volunteers), that flew the first airmail letter on a flight (open to the public) from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, 100 years ago on February 17-18, 1911, was “flown” by a AAA truck from the Petaluma Airport (where it has been hanging from a hanger ceiling) to the Petaluma Historical Museum, where it is now “flying” high in time for the opening night of their “Flight – A Tribute to Aviation” exhibit on Wednesday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m.

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http://bill-hammerman.blogs.petaluma360.com/10878/fred-wiseman-is-flying-high/

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“Flight” – A Tribute to Aviation

Celebrating the first airmail flight by a young adventurer, Fred Wiseman — February 17, 1911 and bringing to life the stories of airplanes, engines and human endeavor involved in aviation since that historic flight.

Opening Wednesday, February 2, 2011, through April 24th, 2011

EXHIBIT GUEST SPEAKERS
Feb. 6: Jerry Moret and Edith Roberts, Tuskegee Airman presentation, 3 p.m.
Feb. 12: World War II pilot Art Cader, 3 p.m.
Feb. 26: Jeane Slone, author of “She Flew Bombers,” 3 p.m.
March 12: Roberto de Haro, author of “Assassins’ Raid: Killing Admiral Yamamoto.”
March 26: Thomas McGaw, pilot and Petaluma Airport ambassador, 3 p.m.
April 2: Tom King, senior archaeologist for the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, 4 p.m.
April 9: Jack Krout, Air Force colonel and World War II B-24 pilot, 3 p.m.

Petaluma Historic Library - Wiseman Plane Model

http://www.petalumamuseum.com

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Special opening for “Flight”- A Tribute to Aviation exhibit

Petaluma Historical Museum & Library – 6:00 p.m. – Special opening for their “Flight”A Tribute to Aviation exhibit. (Through April 24th, 2011) Celebrating the first airmail flight by a young adventurer, Fred Wiseman — February 17, 1911 and bringing to life the stories of airplanes, engines and human endeavor involved in aviation since that historic flight.

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Fred Wiseman Historical Walk

Walk the first ever Airmail Flight:

100th Anniversary of Fred Wiseman’s Historic Flight
February 17-18, 1911

Retrace the path of the first airmail flight from Petaluma to Santa Rosa. $20 fee includes T-shirt, healthy brunch, bus ride and a heck of a lot of fun!

Reserve your spot by paying $20 in advance and mailing it to the

Sonoma County Historical Society
c/o Jeff Tobes
605 Speers Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Checks payable to the Sonoma County Historical Society

Highlights of the walk include visits to: Denman Creamery, Penngrove Power and Implement Museum, Railroad Speeders, Cotati Historical Society, Windsor Historical Society, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Sonoma County Museum, Petaluma Airport and Petaluma Historical Library and Museum.

Participants may forgo all or part of the walk—non walkers can meet us at the end of the walk at around 1:00 pm at 3367 Petaluma Hill Road to jump on the bus to visit the museums. $20 fee applies to walkers and non-walkers and must be paid in advance.

  • February 18, 2011 – 6:00 am
  • Meet in the parking lot next to the Petaluma Library
  • 100 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Walk begins at 6:30 am
  • Event ends around 7:10 pm at the Petaluma Library
  • Rain or Shine!

For more info eMail  JeffTobes@hotmail.com or call (707) 888-1670 with questions.

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