May 2018 White Glove Experience
“Museum staffers are usually the only ones who get to see our artifacts in storage. The vast majority of our treasures are in storage and only brought out when we change our exhibits or loan them out to other museums,” says Dan Steelman.
After a tour of the public exhibits, our special guests gathered to try on their gloves in preparation for handling the Museum’s treasures, including space boots worn by astronaut Donn Eisele on Apollo VII, a 1929 souvenir map from our nation’s first Transcontinental Air Transport, and search instructions given to crews from the aircraft carrier Lexington looking for the Amelia Earhart’s wreckage in 1937.
Much of the Museum’s collection, including melted steel from the Hindenburg crash and a rare map from early air travel, are kept in storage and out of harmful light to be preserved for posterity.
Included in the tour was the lone survivor of a pair of flare pistols given to Bill Erwin for his 1927 flight from Oakland, CA to Honolulu on the Spirit of Dallas plane. The historic plane and namesake to our premium donor Spirit of Dallas Club is featured at the Museum.
For more information about how you can join the Spirit of Dallas Club and host your own White Glove Experience, contact Development Director Luis Gonzalez – 214-699-4611 or email.