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November 2011 Newsletter

1st Annual 

WAAAM Garage-Hangar   




Oh the "Things and Treasures" we have gathered will surely please every garage sale hunter in the area!


The Hangar-Garage Sale is a benefit for this truely wonderful museum.


This Friday and Saturday the 4th and 5th of November the huge doors of the H-3 Hangar will be opened.


There you will find: Tools, Collectibles, Van, Yamaha Jet Ski and Trailer, Antiques, Silver, Crystal, Camping Gear, Furniture, Clothes, Handbags, Christmas Items, Yard Equipment, Books, Toys and MORE MORE MORE 


November 4 & 5

Friday & Saturday



Follow the signs off Tucker Rd, down Air Museum Rd,  Behind  WAAAM


Members receive 10% off!   Bring your card.


$2.00 off  WAAAM admission coupons


  Hot Coffee, Cookies                


                                Come on over!   See you there!


Who is Smarter than a 5th Grader?


Horizon Christian School Visits


Ms. Kamp's 5th grade class from the Horizon Christian School of Hood River came prepared. Their visit to WAAAM started before they even walked through the door.


Each student did  researched on one ofthe operating artifacts in the museum. They came dressed in period clothing and gave a speech to the classabout their car, plane or motorcycle of choice.


This class was lucky. Tom Murphy (the man who flew the Curtiss Pusher off the roof of a hotel in '95)  was here to talk to them about that flight, and to teach a bit about the process of restoring an aircraft.


Murphy said "Those kids had great questions, I see some pilots coming along in a few years"




If you know of a school group that would benefit from a visit to a living museum "Pass the Word"  about WAAAM. It is a great field trip for any age!

Second Saturday

Nov. 12


What does WAAAM have planned for this Second Saturday?


Stop by to see and hear the 1918 Stanley Steamer drive a bit. Learn Just how much work it used to be to go for a drive.The day is going to have good weather. Right? We are planning on it! ( if the weather tanks.... you will still get to learn about the famous Steamer from the owner).


November 2011 is the 100th Aniversary of Naval Aviation. WAAAM houses a number of planes that were a part of those last 100 years. Come talk with some Navy Pilots, and take away a bit history.  



Have your Holiday Pictures taken with the

Beautiful 1920 American La France Firetruck and the

Stunning  1931 Curtiss Wright Travel Aire 12-W


"Photography by Nicholas" will  help make your memmories of 2011 special. Take the portrait home with you!


9am-1pm  Saturday November 12th


Membership gift: No cost to  Members. Bring your card. Bring your Family. 

$15.00 to non members.

Gather your Family and Friends


Just in time for the Holidays


The Hood River Care Center

 Care center

On Nov. 3rd WAAAM loaded up a few of the antiques and classics to share with in the celebration of the newly renovated care center located on Henderson Rd. in Hood River, OR. Hope you took the time to stop by and see the new facility and look at some beautiful cars.

Volunteer Spotlight :


ALL WAAAM Volunteers...

Simply the Best


WAAAM is taking this time to send a heartfelt THANK YOU (WAAAM has heart) to all the volunteers. The Spotlight section can only introduce 12 in a year and we have so many who make such a diference here.


The November 18th Volunteer Potluck is NOT a potluck. It will be the Volunteer Appreciation Party hosted by WAAAM at the 

Hood River Golf and Country Club. 


Bring nothing but your self and your mate!

We have the rest covered.


November 18

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Hood River Golf and Country Club

1850 Country Club Rd. Hood River


If you know of a Volunteer without a computer, please let them know.



Can you make it? A bit of a head count would help.

e mail me if you would, come anyway.


Thanks everyone, for keeping WAAAM wonderful. 

 Judy Newman, Director


People in 50 Countries have downloaded the WAAAM iPhone App

WAAAM iPhone App -Screen Shots
Get the Free WAAAM app for your iPhone

WAAAM App Keeps History Alive Using Mobile Technology

 "The best part about this museum is that it is alive! It is moving to hear the engines roar and see these old planes fly. You can't help but imagine (or remember) what life was like way back when..." says Judy Newman, Museum Director at WAAAM. "We are very excited and hopeful that this app will expose new generations to a bit of the magic from the early days of transportation and the wonder that is WAAAM." 


The app is FREE so please download it today!

Once you download it, you can help support WAAAM by:

  • Rating the app (5 stars!)
  • Upgrading to the premium version.

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Issue 11-2011
In This Issue
5th Grade is great
Second Saturday
Care Center
Volunteer Appreciation Party
50 Countries
What do they Say?
Calendar of Events


November 4 & 5~~~
1st  Annual Garage Sale
"In the Hanger"
November 12
  Second Saturday 
Christmas Pictures By Nickolas Photography with a beautiful firetruck and plane backdrop
Celebrate 100 years of Naval Aviation


November 24

Closed today

Happy Thanksgiving



 December 10
Second Saturday
Christmas Pictures By Nickolas Photography with a beautiful firetruck and plane backdrop
December 25
Closed Today
Merry Christmas
January 1
Closed today
Happy New Year
January 10
Second Saturday
September 8th & 9th
 Hood River Annual
Fly - In

 Second Saturday

Nov 12th
The Second Saturday of each month is a great day to use your membership to visit WAAAM. Your admission is already covered and discount 
awaits you for lunch and in the gift shop.
The days schedule.
 Museum opens
10am -2pm
 Cars and planes are pushed out and get ready to run. You have to see it to believe it. Get involved, learn something new. Be intrigued.
11am - 1pm
Lunch:burgers, brats & dogs

The Second Saturday. Every month.  


Visitor Quote  
 I have been to every car and plane museum. You are better than them all. Thanks for a great day. Your volunteers are simply delightful.


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What is New?
Two New Morotcycles have made their way here.
John Stanley has put on display  (making 11 of his collection viewable here)
1954 AJS 18CS
1957 Velocette Vogue
1954 AJS 18CS motorcycle
See the  1939 Lincoln Zepher on display by Chuck Cody .

Decembers Second Saturday

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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum 
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, OR 97031  



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