Museum of Aviation Re-Opens After Shutdown

The Museum of Aviation welcomed visitors for the first time in 9 days, Thursday, after being closed due to the partial government shutdown.

President of the Museum of Aviation's Foundation, Pat Bartness, says the museum saw a small loss of revenue during the shutdown.

He says this is the first time in the museum's history that they've had to close their doors for a shutdown.

Bartness says museum employees and volunteers are happy to move forward, and don'texpect to close again.

"It's great to see people here. People get the word right away. We just got the word this morning... that we're open. Visitors have that information and they're here doing what we want them to do," said Bartness.

One visitor to the museum, Roger Wallace, said he's happyit re-opened.

"It's history. As a matter of fact, there'sfour orfive airplanes that I worked on when I was in the Air Force. I still like to look at them and touch them," he said.

Bartness says the museum re-opened just in time for their Annual "Family Fun Day". It runs Saturday, October 19th, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.


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