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Cleveland Aviation Museum Steering Back Into View

Cleveland Aviation Museum Steering Back Into View

The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection is coming out of hibernation in the depths of winter.

The transportation arm of the Western Reserve Historical Society will reopen to the public Feb. 2, after a undergoing a year’s worth of renovation. Walls have been knocked down to create better sight lines, allowing a better presentation of the society’s collections.

Most of the vehicles that had been on display will return, said Derek Moore, curator of transportation.

The space is almost empty now. If you were to sneak in this week, the only thing you’d see is a dramatic tableau of Cleveland transportation history: Two 1930s air racers appear to be rounding a pylon much as they did during the Golden Age of that sport between the world wars.

For the complete story by James Ewinger of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, click here.

Updated: November 18, 2012 — 2:18 PM

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