The Museum of Flight Honors The Boeing Company

Museum’s Red Barn Heritage Award ceremony June 28, free admission to Boeing employees, retirees, families June 26-29

SEATTLE – On June 28, The Museum of Flight will present The Boeing Company with its prestigious Red Barn Heritage Award. Named for the original Boeing factory building, the award is presented in recognition of nearly a century of extraordinary leadership, inspirational contributions to the community, and exceptional commitment to the mission and vision of The Museum of Flight. The Museum further acknowledges The Boeing Company with complimentary admission to all employees, retirees, and their families from June 26 to 29.

The 2014 Red Barn Heritage Award recognizes “from the time William E. Boeing took to the skies with a simple canvas mailbag to today, the company he created has continued to revolutionize the American workplace and the aviation industry. It has taken us across the country, around the world, and beyond Earth’s gravity. And it has been a tremendous supporter of the health and human services, environmental, educational, civic, and arts organizations of our state and our nation.”

Image: Pilots Eddie Hubbard William E. Boeing (right) in front of the Boeing Model C after they completed the first mail flight from Canada to Seattle on March 3, 1919. Photo credit: The Boeing Company Collection at The Museum of Flight.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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