circular cropped image of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston, TX with vintage plane in front.

Tour the 1940 Terminal Air Museum & Archive on Saturday, June 8th

AHA! is touring the 1940 Terminal Air Museum & Archive on Saturday, June 8th.   There is ample on site parking and the museum has kindly offered to have refreshments on hand for our visit!

The 1940 Terminal Air Museum,  operated by the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society (HAHS) is located in Houston at the William P. Hobby Airport. It first opened its doors on September 28, 1940 and is a beautiful art deco structure designed by noted local architect Joseph Finger. During its heyday, the terminal housed the airport administrative functions and the airport control tower, and was the only terminal in Houston until 1954.  Today, the terminal houses the museum’s collections focused on Houston civil aviation history.

The tour will start at 10:30 am, and Michael Bludworth, the museum’s volunteer historian will give us a brief history of the aviation industry in Houston, and the terminal (he is a wonderful storyteller)!  Participants will have an opportunity to roam the museum for about 20 – 30 minutes and then gather together again for a tour of the Archive.  The Archive (not a large space) is housed in a building about 100 yards from the museum, and is a walkable distance.  But depending on the heat, it may be good to drive.   After the tour we will have lunch at Don Carlos Cantina and Mexican restaurant (8385 Broadway St. 77061), not far from the museum.

Logo of Archivists of the Houston Area. Mark Your Calendars! 194 Air Terminal Museum Tour! June 8th, 2024, 10:30am to 12 noon. 8325 Travelair St. Houston, TX 77061.