Aug 26 6:00 pm
Barnstormers Ball Presents: Gin & Jazz! Don your finest 1920s-inspired evening wear and dance the night away at OHTM! In 2016, more than 200 people enjoyed live music, great food and libations set amid our world-class collection of ground vehicles and aircraft. We will also draw the winner of our 2017 raffle vehicle. Tickets will be available in advance, and a limited number will be offered. Proceeds benefit Museum education programs.
Barnstormers Ball Presents: Gin & Jazz! On this special evening the Museum is transformed into a Roaring Twenties inspired party venue, taking design cues from the famous—and daring—barnstormers who defined an era of aviation. These brazen pilots flew from village to village chasing the seasons in their post-WWI surplus aircraft. It has often been said that these aviators of old relied on “baling wire, chewing gum and guts” to keep their aircraft aloft. Known for their impromptu performances, the barnstormers came by their title honestly, often appropriating a farmer’s field as a makeshift airfield for their visit, offering the farmer a ride in exchange for his hospitality. Word traveled fast when the barnstormers were in town, and their promotional tactics included such feats as flying straight down the main street of whatever small town they were visiting in an effort to draw an audience.
In the spirit of these historic aviators, we invite you to don your finest 1920s evening wear or vintage aviation-inspired garb and join us for our celebration of history, fun and a little bit of good old-fashioned showmanship. Live music, outstanding food, door prizes, and activities ensure this is a “can’t miss” summer event!
Tickets for the gala are $100 per person, $75 for Members, and a limited number will be offered; reserved tables are available in advance. All proceeds benefit Museum education programs. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at (207) 594-4418.
No pets allowed on Museum or show grounds. No camping.
Watch the event trailer below!