To thank all those who served, this coming Veterans Day (Saturday, Nov. 11) the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is offering free admission to all service personnel, active duty or retired, this coming Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., veterans may tour the museum free of charge.
You’ll learn about some notable Granite State military aviators, going back to Thaddeus Lowe of Jefferson, N.H., a pioneering 19th century balloonist hired by President Abraham Lincoln as Chief Aeronaut of the newly-formed ‘Union Army Balloon Corps,’ which used lighter-than-air technology for reconnaissance during the Civil War. That’s a Matthew Brady photo of Thaddeus Lowe ascending on June 1, 1863 during the Battle of Seven Pines in Henrico County, Virginia. (Image courtesy the Library of Congress.)
Plus, we want to hear your stories, especially if you served at Grenier Air Base, which was active from 1941 to 1966 at today’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Thank you again to all veterans for your service—and we welcome you to spend part of your special day on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Aviation Museum of N.H., 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, N.H. Please note that for non-veterans, regular admission prices apply: $10 per person; $5 for kids age 6 to 13 and seniors 65+; free for kids 5 and under. For more info, call (603) 669-4820 or visit us online at www.aviationmuseumofnh.org.