If you’re a history buff and you want to get more experience with a particular part of World War II then the Silent Wings Museum might just be for you.

This museum preserves and promotes the history of the WWII glider program. You’ll notice that this place interprets, collects, documents, and exhibits artifacts and information for you to enjoy.

The museum’s history starts with former pilots coming together to establish a forum for glider pilots. Together, they have provided the foundation for keeping together and making known the history of the U.S. glider program.

Something really cool about the museum is that in the weeks of July 23-27, July 30 – August 3, people will be able to train with real marines, and learn a little bit more about aviation. The Silent Wings Museum will be having an aviation boot camp and graduation is available at the end of the camp.

This museum also participates with Blue Star Museums, which is a part of over 2,000 museums that offer active duty military personnel and their families free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Many people may not know this, but as soon as you come into the museum you’ll notice a guest book. Now, if you walk around carefully, and adjust the light in your surroundings to the floor, you’ll spot the original inlay for the Lubbock Municipal Airport. Many people don’t know this, nor is it mentioned anywhere in the museum – if you can spot it, then you’ve just found a hidden easter egg.

If you’re looking to know more about the community in Lubbock, and the history of the WWII U.S. glider program, be sure to stop by the museum. With videos, tours, and exhibits, you may just find an extra nugget of knowledge that you can use to add to your knowledge base.

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