Installing the 1939 Douglas DC-3 Airplane into Heroes of the Sky Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum, March 2003

Summary

The Henry Ford acquired its Douglas DC-3 airplane in 1975 and, due to its size, the plane was displayed outside Henry Ford Museum for 27 years. The centennial of flight provided an opportunity to move the DC-3 indoors. The plane was conserved in 2002 and then installed as a centerpiece in the museum's Heroes of the Sky exhibit in 2003.

The Henry Ford acquired its Douglas DC-3 airplane in 1975 and, due to its size, the plane was displayed outside Henry Ford Museum for 27 years. The centennial of flight provided an opportunity to move the DC-3 indoors. The plane was conserved in 2002 and then installed as a centerpiece in the museum's Heroes of the Sky exhibit in 2003.

Artifact

Digital image

Subject Date

March 2003

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1313

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Technique

Digital imaging

Color

Multicolored

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