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#4522854 - 05/28/20 10:20 PM Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations  
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I hope they come back from this.

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations



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The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating effect on many cultural organizations, especially those that rely on public gatherings and special events to achieve their mission. Given so much uncertainty, we have made the very difficult decision to suspend all operations of Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum for now.

Our mission has always been to celebrate humanity’s spirit during the world conflicts of the 20th century by returning the rare aircraft, vehicles and artifacts within the museum to working condition enabling the public to experience them firsthand. The current global situation is making it difficult for us to serve our mission and we will spend the months ahead reassessing if, how, and when to reopen.

In the coming weeks we’ll follow up with information about ticket, membership and donation refunds. If you have any immediate questions, please reach out to info@flyingheritage.org.

Thank you to our members, donors, community and corporate partners and our employees and volunteers who have made Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum so special.


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#4522870 - 05/29/20 01:15 AM Re: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Extremely sad . . .

#4522924 - 05/29/20 03:40 PM Re: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations [Re: F4UDash4]  
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This is disappointing that they're using the word "if" about re-opening. I was very fortunate to be in the Seattle area last August and got to visit them. It was not a flying day but wow, what a collection! Just this morning on YouTube I watched a recent update on their Stuka restoration. That would have been amazing to see that bit of history flying at some point in the future. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that somehow in the future they find a way to carry on.

#4522931 - 05/29/20 03:56 PM Re: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Sad news, here's hoping they can keep their heads above water.


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#4523856 - 06/04/20 11:15 PM Re: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations [Re: F4UDash4]  
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If what I have heard regarding Jody Allen and her feelings about her brothers philanthropy regarding the museum has any merit then this is likely its death knell, unless some other Billionaire wants to make it their passion.

She shut down the Cinerama project on the same day they made the FHCAM announcement

Future of Seattle’s Cinerama and Living Computers museum in doubt as Paul Allen’s Vulcan shutters arts and production divisions
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The full statement from Vulcan Inc.:

Like so many businesses worldwide, the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis require Vulcan to assess its size and structure to maximize effectiveness and impact, and continue to evolve as an organization following the death of our co-founder. We have made the extremely hard decision to close two divisions over the next several months as we move to a future that will be changed in untold ways by the pandemic. This means we are winding down both Vulcan Arts + Entertainment and Vulcan Productions by the end of the year.

The pandemic has had devastating effects on many businesses and nonprofits alike, especially those that rely on public gatherings and special events as part of achieving their mission.

For this reason, Living Computers: Museum + Labs will remain closed for now and spend the coming months reassessing if, how, and when to reopen. Cinerama’s renovation was already paused given the pandemic, and will also stay closed for the foreseeable future. The Seattle Art Fair, which was already cancelled for 2020, will take some time to see how the situation and art world calendar evolve before deciding any further plans. And similarly, the board of the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum in Everett has decided it will also remain closed for now to evaluate if, how, and when to reopen. We have also made the extremely difficult decision to permanently close h Club LA and are beginning the proposal process toward closing the original h Club in London.

Vulcan Productions will continue to work with their trusted partners and co-producers to wind down and transition projects this year, doing their best to set these projects up for success as we make a gradual exit.

We are proud of the hundreds of thousands of people that have been educated, entertained, and inspired by these unique institutions and film projects, and their global impact cannot be underestimated. Vulcan remains committed to its mission of making and leaving the world a better place, and we are grateful to each and every team member for the dedication and commitment they have exhibited on a daily basis. It is through their expertise and passion for our mission that we have accomplished so much in these projects throughout the years.

Read the entire article at this link: Future of Seattle’s Cinerama and Living Computers museum in doubt
At the Internet Archive: Future of Seattle’s Cinerama and Living Computers museum in doubt




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#4523888 - 06/05/20 02:34 AM Re: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum – Suspending Operations [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I can't understand why Paul Allen didn't make provisions for this in his will.


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