SEATTLE _ Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection will add a third hangar and will introduce more than 40 artifacts this year – making it the largest operational military vehicle and warbird collection on the West Coast. With this expansion also comes a new brand identity that is more representative of the museum’s offerings: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum.
“Since its opening in 2008, our mission has been to offer visitors unique ways to explore and examine history, which we’ve accomplished by providing first-hand experiences with the world’s finest collection of flying aircraft,” said Adrian Hunt, executive director of the museum. “We’re thrilled to evolve the brand to reflect our ever-growing collection of planes, tanks and artifacts.”
The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum will break ground on a 30,816-square foot hanger this year. The addition of this third hanger will allow the museum to better accommodate the growing collection of aircraft and vehicles.
As part of the museum’s evolution, the newest exhibit to join Mr. Allen’s collection is Why War: The Causes of Conflict, an interactive exhibit that examines the major wars in our nation’s history, exploring common causes and roots of military confrontations.
On May 27, the museum will host its annual event Tankfest Northwest 2017. This event will also mark the first public reveal of the museum’s new brand identity as well as the unveil of a new vehicle, the Churchill Tank. The iconic Churchill Tank was named after Prime Minister Winston Churchill and was Britain’s most famous heavy tank in World War II.
The museum currently hosts aircraft and vehicles from Japan, Russia, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.
To learn more, visit PaulAllen.com.