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Lone Star Flight Museum & Braniff Airways Foundation

Detail from a vintage Braniff International Airways print advertisement depicting fleet of planes. Text reads "Now! 9 Braniff Super Jets A Week to South America"

Lone Star Flight Museum 

Lone Star Flight Museum | 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston | September 6, 2023

A presentation of Texas Historical Foundation’s Summer 2023 grant to Houston’s Lone Star Flight Museum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6 at 1 p.m. on site. Located at Ellington Airport, Lone Star Flight Museum is home to dozens of historic aircraft, most of which are in flying condition.

The Museum explores our state’s rich contributions to the history of flight and space travel through exhibitions and education programs. This grant from the Texas Historical Foundation supports a revival of LSFM’s Hangar Talks lecture series, a free weekly event on topics ranging from the science of flight, the social impact of aerospace travel, to the lives of historic figures in the field.

To check out upcoming Hangar Talks and other programs from Lone Star Flight Museum, visit their website. 


Braniff Airways Foundation 

Frontiers of Flight Museum | 6911 Lemon Ave, Dallas | September 16, 2023

A presentation of Texas Historical Foundation's grant to Braniff Airways Foundation will take place 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, coinciding with the historic airway carrier's 90th anniversary event. The grant supports BAF's archival effort, The End of the Plain Plane, which will see media showcasing Braniff's innovative and influential design spanning from 1965 through 1996 digitized. To the thrill of scholars and design enthusiasts alike, the final product will be made available online.

Perhaps best known for the bold look of their aircraft and employees, Braniff remains the gold standard in terms of encapsulating the vibrant styles and cutting edge advertisements that captured the imagination of the 1960s. Braniff Airways Foundation was established in 2015 to preserve and promote the history of the airline, chiefly through the curation of the Braniff International Heritage Archives. This project will digitize film, photos, and print media from the carrier's historic run, including materials created by some of the foremost proponents of advertising and visual design in the 20th century. Tens of thousands of feet of film depicting the airline's splashy heyday will get the digital treatment, showcasing their influence in Texas and beyond.

The presentation of the grant will take place during Braniff's 95th anniversary bash at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemon Avenue in Dallas. Tickets are sold out. 

To learn more about Braniff Airways Foundation, visit braniffinternational.com

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