On Saturday, Jan. 23, the original Boeing factory—The Red Barn—will come alive with characters from the early days of aviation (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at the opening of our Boeing Centennial Exhibit. Join a special walking tour led by Museum Docents, and at 2 p.m., aviation historian Mike Lavelle takes the stage in the William M. Allen Theater to tell the tale of early Seattle aviation and the birth of The Boeing Company.


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Special Boeing Centennial Programs

Saturday, January 23

9 a.m. - Museum open early for Members

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Red Barn Live - The Red Barn
Living History Performers

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Coffee with the Curator - Red Bard Drafting Room
Presenting new items in our collection - Members only, see event page for RSVP details.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Weekend Family Workshops - Side Gallery
Seaplane Adventures

12 - 1 p.m. - Boeing B&W Tip-to-tail tour - 2nd Floor Balcony
with Mike Lavelle, Boeing Aviation Historian
This tour is sold out.

2 - 3:30 p.m. - Birth of Boeing - Public Lecture - William Allen Theater
Presented by Mike Lavelle, Boeing Aviation Historian

Sunday, January 24

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Boeing Employee Concert Band - Personal Courage Wing (PCW) 2nd Floor
Musical Performance

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Weekend Family Workshops - Side Gallery
Seaplane Adventures

12 - 2 p.m. - Top Pot Donut Tasting - PCW French Farmhouse
Served by living history performers Salvation Army Lassies (while supplies last)

12 - 4 p.m. - Salvation Army Lassies - PCW 2nd Floor
Living history performers

1 - 3 p.m. - "Dawn Patrol" Film Screening - William Allen Theater
Introduction by Ted Hutter, Museum of Flight PR Manager

2 - 2:30 p.m. - Pigeons of Valor: The Heroism of Beloved Bird Cher Ami - PCW French Farmhouse
Presentation by Seth Margolis, Museum of Flight Director of Education

2 - 4 p.m. - Bucharest Drinking Team - PCW 2nd Floor
Musical Performance

Your Soundtrack for the Centennial

Each month, we'll update our Spotify playlist with tunes from the many eras of The Boeing Company.
This month, the 1910s and The Great War era: