Monthly Dinner Special Guest Speaker
Mary Ann Carnegie
No Host Bar Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Come and Help us Honor World War II Veterans
Mary Ann Carnegie from Gold Coast Quilt Guild will be our guest speaker for our monthly dinner meeting on August 6th. She will speak on "The Quilts of Valor Program" that the Guild has been involved with since 2011.
Quilts of Valor is a national, non-profit foundation located in Washington, D.C. The main objective is to cover all service-members and veterans touched by war, physically or psychologically with patriotic quilts.
These quilts are a tangible way to show the recipients that we thank them for their service, sacrifice and valor.
Nine Quilts of Valor will be presented to members of the museum that served in World War II. A short bio of each recipient's service will be presented along with a quilt.
Come and help us honor these men and show them that we are a grateful nation and we are appreciative of what they have done. Members of the museum being honored include:
Captain David Leue (US Navy, Retired) (a guest speaker last year at the EWM, was the recipient of one of the Quilts of Valor, as noted in this YouTube presentation.
View pictures from August dinner click here.
Dinner is catered and open to the public ($17/person), reservations are required prior to 6 p.m., Monday prior to dinner, either On-line HERE or call 805 296-1935 (New Number).
Museum Docents Make it all Happen!
Estrella Warbirds Museum relies on an outstanding cast of volunteer docents to help run the museum, the gift shop, the automobile display.
It's a great place to make new friends and meet people from all over the world that stop by Paso Robles to visit the museum!
If you would like to volunteers a few hours each month, or week, let us know. We would love to meet you! Stop by the museum or find more information here.
This is a ring cut from one of the USS Missouri's original 16 inch turrets. A very special thanks to Ralf Allison for donating the funds to purchase this great artifact and donated it to the Estrella Warbirds Museum. It was on deck of "The Mighty Mo", the USS Missouri, that the Japanese surrendered at the end of WWII. The USS Missouri saw action during WWII, the Korean Conflict, retired in 1953, then reactivated in 1990 to serve in the Gulf War. It has since re-retired and serves as a Museum Ship in Pearl Harbor.
Some of you may not recognize this aircraft, but if you look closer, it is the RF-8G that has been languishing unrestored as a static display for the past 8-10 years! No, its not a new plane, this is just a sneak preview of what our most excellent volunteer restoration crew has been doing this summer. Stay tuned and stop by to watch completion and relocation of this beautiful artifact! Congratulations to everyone who had anything to do with this restoration over the past many years. For more information, check out the RF-8G page.