The museum will be closed Wednesday, January 17th, due to impending inclement weather. The museum is expected to resume normal operations Thursday, January 18th.


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Airship Ladder (West Wing)

With the Navy's tallest rigid airships reaching heights approaching 150 feet, access to their envelopes was a daunting proposition, especially for those climbing this wooden ladder that was once in Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale (later Moffett Field) in California. Markings on the ladder reveal that it was made in Germany, which pioneered dirigible operations in World War I.

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