April 2021 Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   A Message From Our CEO. Peter Marshall -actor and WWII veteran “May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”  Hopefully, we are beginning to see some light from a very long, difficult year. I think we all agree that we have … Read More

American Millennium Project chooses Chennault Aviation and Military Museum as one of the “Seven Wonders of Ouachita Parish”

The American Millennium Project has chosen the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum as one of the 7 wonders of Ouachita Parish. Their mission is to teach the local history and culture to local people through a system of ‘tour teaching’. We have chosen 7 exhibits to be the highlights of the museum. These exhibits are some of the most interesting … Read More

February Newsletter

A message from our CEO. As Admiral Chester W. Nimitz famously said of his men during World War II, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” In our country’s history, some years stand out more than others, for example, 1941 – the start of WWII, 1950 – the beginning of the Korean war, 1959 – Vietnam War, 2001 – 9/11. We … Read More

New DAV Van Needed

The General Claire Chennault Flying Tiger Chapter 51 of the Disabled American Veterans has a wonderful opportunity to replace their 1997 van with a brand new Ford Transit Connect 7-passenger van! This van is used to transport veterans to the VA home in Jackson as needed for appointments. With the possibility of an upcoming vaccine, the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 … Read More

December Newsletter

    A message from our CEO. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams” Pope John XXIII Pope John’s quote is a compelling message for today. I believe that we all have been guilty of consulting our fears over this past year, especially those of us who live in Louisiana. This year, 2020, has brought tornadoes on Easter … Read More

October Newsletter

    A message from our CEO. “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” —Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor When I read this, I couldn’t help but think of all the times that we could have … Read More

August Newsletter

<!doctype html>   A message from our CEO. “Tough times never last but tough people do” We still seem to be in the midst of tough times and we can’t help but wonder how long they will last.  I am proud to work for an organization made up of tough people who are determined to preserve the past to make … Read More

Thank you LEH & NEH!

The Museum was blessed to be selected as a recepient of the Culture Care Fund Grant. Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and administered by the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities (LEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan. Thank you to the … Read More

June Newsletter

  A message from our CEO.       As the guidelines for quarantine and isolation are being relaxed, we are finding ourselves a little unsure how to proceed back to a “normal” life. Meeting the needs of our veterans and our community is always our primary mission, and we were very glad when we were able to have our … Read More

Museum is now open

The Museum has resumed normal operation hours as of May 25, 2020. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks. If you do not have one, they are available for no charge upon entry. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum. Visitors are asked to follow all directional signage designed to facilitate social distancing. For any questions, call (318) 362-5540.