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Kansas Aviation Museum new exhibit tells story of early airlines in Wichita

  • Air Capital Insider
  • Published Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10:53 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, July 12, 2013, at 11:21 a.m.

The Kansas Aviation Museum is hosting an opening for a new mini-exhibit called The Story of Airlines at the Wichita Air Terminal.

The exhibit features the airlines — TWA, Braniff and Continental –  that resided at the historic Wichita terminal during its 20 years as a commercial hub.

The new display is an extension of a current exhibit showcasing the terminal’s construction and visitors.The terminal is now home to the museum.

Leona Harbstreet, who worked with Braniff during that time, will be on hand at the event.

The opening will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the museum at 3350 S. George Washington Blvd. A brief dedication ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free to museum members The price of regular admission will be charged to nonmembers. Memberships are also available during the event for a $10 discount.

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