Street Address
2002 Terminal Drive
Galveston, TX 77554
Mailing Address
PO Box 3099
Galveston, TX 77552
phone: 409-740-7722
fax: 409-740-7612
e-mail: flight@lonestarflight.org
web: www.lonestarflight.org
Hours
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admissions
Adults 18-65 $8
Children 5-17 $5
Seniors 65+ $5
Children under 5 FREE
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Larry Gregory, President
phone: 409-740-7722
Elizabeth French, Curator
Debbie Kolojaco, Gift Shop Manager

Description

The Lone Star Flight Museum is the largest aviation collection housed in a single facility in the south central United States, and features one of the largest collections of flying vintage aircraft in the world. The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Education Center honors outstanding contributions to aviation with interpretive displays and memorabilia.

History

The institution began as a private aircraft collection in June 1985. The tremendous interest in the vintage aircraft inspired the founder to build a facility to house and display the collection. In May 1986, the Lone Star Flight Museum was chartered, and earned its not-for-profit tax status.

With new acquisitions, the Museum soon outgrew its first facility. The search for a new home led to Scholes Field, Galveston, Texas, a long-term lease was signed, and construction of the 40,000 sq. ft. Phase I facility was begun in March, 1990 and completed in November. The Museum continued acquiring aircraft and aviation memorabilia, developed an educational outreach program, and instituted a membership program. This growth necessitated a 30,000 sq. ft. expansion begun in May 1991 and completed in September.

The 74th Texas Legislature, by Concurrent Resolution, designated the Museum to be the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. In 1998, the Museum changed its corporate name to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and organized a capital campaign to fund construction of Phase III, a facility to house the TAHF Inductee exhibits, rotating educational exhibits, and other historic memorabilia related to the art and impact of aviation. Phase IV, an interpretive display and diorama facility is being developed.

Artifacts Collections

The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame houses over 32 aircraft, many of which are among the last few surviving examples of the type. The award winning aircraft collection is maintained to flight condition and several fly at dozens of airshows each year. The collection also includes over 2500 reference works, 1000 historic photographs, many original paintings and aviation art prints, over 400 videos and oral histories, and over 3000 aviation related artifacts.

Research Collections

Aircraft manuals, aviation related oral histories, films and documentaries. Books about the history of aviation from WWI to present jet age.

Educational Programs

Programming and Education: Accredited teacher workshops, organized tours, lectures, curriculum guide for K-12, “Flight Bag” school outreach program, “The Thrill of Flight” overnight experience

Special Events: Spirit of Flight Air Show – April; Kids’ Week – July; Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Gala – November; Fly Day - November

  • . Special Events: Spirit of Flight Air Show - April
    . Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Annual Induction Gala & Fly Day - November

Library

Access: Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

The LSFM publishes a quarterly newsletter.

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