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WAAAM hosts talks on Gorge air beacon history

On Jan. 10, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will host two talks about the history of the air beacons — an integral part of early aviation.

Learn all about what it took to get a letter through the Columbia River Gorge in the early 20th Century. The talks will take place at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

WAAAM has one of the original Gorge beacons on site for visitors to see and understand firsthand just what our talks are all about. Part of these talks will include the very interesting history that this particular beacon has had during its service lighting the way for the early pilots in the Gorge. WAAAM’s beacon was donated in 2009 by the Hood River County History Museum.

Between the air beacon talks, the restoration shop will be open for a tour at 12:30 p.m. for anyone wanting to come see what it takes to keep our collection flying and driving.

WAAAM will have several of its automobiles and airplanes out and about so people can see and experience living history in motion.

Museum admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and military, and children under six get in free

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