Museum of Flight Announces 1950s Weekend

Boeing Centennial Weekend with free burgers from Dick’s, vintage TV and a lecture with sweep

SEATTLE – The Museum’s next monthly Boeing Centennial Weekend, May 14-15, looks at Seattle life and aviation of the 1950s-when television invaded the living rooms, movies moved outside, airplanes became jets and fast dining became Dick’s Drive-In.

Boeing Centennial Weekend“Living history” actors in the galleries will keep the jet age entertaining, and they will be doling out delicious Dick’s Drive-In burgers on Saturday from noon to 1 (while supplies last). Across from this Dick’s indoor drive-in diner will be an indoor drive-in theater showing the golden age of television. On Saturday the 14th, the always-amusing aviation historian Mike Lavelle gives a presentation about the sweeping look that defined the jet age, “Swept Wings and Jet Airliners.”

Saturday, May 14
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Living history” actors add a Fifties character the galleries.
1950s television show marathon and quiz on a big screen.
Noon – 1 p.m.
“Living history” actors give away burgers from Dick’s Drive-In (while supplies last).
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Aviation historian Mike Lavelle with his presentation about sleek wings and how they defined the look of the new jet age of the 1950s, “Swept Wings and Jet Airliners.”

Sunday, May 15
11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. 2 p.m
“Living history” actors talk about the Laika the space dog and other animal astronauts of the 1950s.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23 on-site and $21 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21 per adult, $13 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick’s. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit