Evansville Wartime Museum Announces 2021 Events

The museum is planning to host several events beginning in May, starting with a celebration of the designation of the Hoosier Spirit II as Indiana's official state aircraft.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 8:12 AM
Updated: Apr 20, 2021 8:52 AM

The Evansville Wartime Museum has announced its event schedule for 2021.

According to Dona Bone, the museum's events committee chairperson, the museum's list of upcoming events will kick off on May 7 with a party to celebrate the approval of House Bill 1197, which designates Evansville's "Hoosier Spirit II" as Indiana's official state aircraft.

The Hoosier Spirit II's new design will also be revealed at the May 7 event, and several public officials will be in attendance, including Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch.

Near the end of May, the museum will celebrate the fourth anniversary of its May 2017 opening by holding several Memorial Day weekend events.

On Saturday, May 29, pilots will be at the museum offering 20-minute plane rides to help raise funds for the museum. Then on Sunday, May 30, the museum will roll out the P47 for its first engine run since it arrived in Evansville in September. 

Anyone can visit the Evansville Wartime Museum at 7503 Petersburg Rd. during its regular hours.

The museum currently has events planned from May through November, including a First Responders Weekend, a Halloween Bash, and a Veterans Day Breakfast. For those interested in seeing a list of the museum's upcoming special events, click here.

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