- Posted March 22, 2013 by
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Gets National Name
“What we do is all about education,” said Henry Skipper, President/CEO of the museum. “It’s all about making sure our guests leave with the knowledge and a deep appreciation for the significance of the Eighth Air Force in the history of our country and the history the world.”
Along with the formal announcement, the event also included artist renderings of new and future exhibits. An expanded Prisoner of War exhibit, a Post-WWII exhibit and a ground crew addition to the B-17 exhibit were introduced by the renderings.
The changes, Skipper explained, will enhance and improve the museum experience and enable the museum to more effectively achieve its mission. “We host visitors from all over the world, so we’ve always considered ourselves a national museum,” he said.
Skipper made the formal announcement to a crowd of supporters under the “City of Savannah” B-17 which is being restored by the museum and explained the change signified a new era for the museum.
“Being a national museum much more accurately describes what we are and what we’ve been doing,” said Skipper.