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Moffett Field Museum

located in Hangar #1
(originally the dirigible Macon hangar)
Moffett Field, California


April 23, 2005

I am delighted to report that, as of April 13, 2005, the Moffett Field Museum has reopened in a brand new (to them) building, and has more room and exhibits than ever.

For hours of operation and directions, go to the official museum web site at


The mailing address is:
Moffett Field Museum
P. O. Box 16
Moffett Field, CA 94035

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We are a new museum, founded in 1993. As such, we are posting this appeal for donations of material suitable for our museum. All donors will receive a tax-deductable receipt.

These are just some of our wants at this time:

Anything on Moffett Field, from 1930 until it closed in 1993.

Anything in any way connected to dirigibles (especially the Macon) and blimps.

Anything on military aviation and airplanes. (Especially wanted is anything on any airplane stationed at Moffett Field, from the Sparrowhawks carried by the Macon to the P-3 Orion.)

Anything else on LTA (Lighter Than Air) from 1783.

Anything on any war from World War I to the Gulf War - uniforms, flight gear, medals and
decorations, military manuals, photographs, souvenirs, etc.

Airplane recognition models of World War II and later (these are usually black plastic, range from about 4" to a foot or more in size, and are highly realistic).

Firearms (no ammunition or explosives).

Any paper items - flight manuals, reference books, letters, passes, forms, documents, v-mail, etc. In short, just about anything at all on paper.

If you have anything to donate of a military or flight nature that was your own or belonged to a friend or relative, please e-mail Jim Lyons: Jim@jimlyons.com I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you include your phone number I very likely will call you (please give a convenient time for me to call). We will see to it that your items are given a good home.

But, please, don't send anything without our knowledge and approval.

Photographs of Moffett Field; the early years - ca. 1933

This page updated April 23, 2005.

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