Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Luhr Jensen history is the feature of the June 13 Second Saturday at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.
Brothers Phil and Dave Jensen who were integral to the company will give audiences an insider view of just how Hood River came to be known as a fishing lure icon for decades. The Luhr Jensen history talks will be twice — the first at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m.
“We don’t usually call attention to our fishing artifacts but they are still an important part of transportation history,” says Museum Director Judy Newman. “How else would you get to the ultimate fishing spot unless you drive there or better yet use a float plane to land on the lake or river itself! Our fishing collection mostly comes from Phil and Dave so we thought it was high time to invite the community for a celebration of our local history.”
The Museum will have its cars and airplanes out and about from 10am until 2pm including many of the familiar muscle cars that Phil and Dave have driven around Hood River in years past. By popular demand the restoration shop tour will be at 10:30am and again at 1 p.m.
Open 9-5 daily, WAAAM collects, restores, preserves and exhibits airplanes from the Dawn of Flight through the Golden Age of Flight and historically significant cars and trucks from the first half of the 20th century. Located on the Hood River Airport at 1600 Air Museum Road. Admission for adults is $14, 65 and over is $12, kids between 5 and 18 are $6, under 4 is free.