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Year-long Hawaii exhibition opens in Washington
30 Jul 2014

There's a new Hawaii-themed exhibition underway at Washington DC's Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Photos, posters and other items are all on show in the display, which has a focus on travel. Visitors will also get to see model planes, Hawaiian plants, film footage and more.

The show, Hawaii By Air, opened July 25th at the Museum's National Mall building, which opens 10am to 5.30pm daily.

It looks into the development of travel by air to Hawaii.

On show for a year, up to July 2015, visitors will see the way airplanes impacted on the way people experienced travel.

Explaining the history of Hawaiian travel, the Smithsonian notes that Hawaii is among the world's most remote locations.

It was in the latter part of the 18th Century that people from Europe started to travel there, while the first time someone flew to the islands was in 1910, when J.C. “Bud” Mars took that historic flight.  

In 1925, the first attempt to get there by plane from the US mainland by the US Navy took place, followed in 1927 by the first successful plane journey to the State by a US Army craft.

Following this, the first transpacific air service between Hawaii and the US mainland was launched by Pan American Airways in 1935.

Meanwhile, the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center venue is planning to host an event called “We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures: Heritage Family Day and Helicopter Display” on August 2nd this year, between 10am and 3pm in Chantilly, Virginia.

This family friendly event is themed around collaboration between cultures and will feature a helicopter display showcasing no fewer than seven of the flying machines, the chance to chat with a real astronaut and more.ADNFCR-408-ID-801738706-ADNFCR

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