Living History

Amazing Skies Theater is the Museum's multi-generational drama troupe that brings history to life through original and scripted presentations, both on stage and up close and personal.

Ever wondered what went through Amelia Earhart’s mind before she left on her final flight? How soldiers in WWI dealt with the horrors of the trenches? What inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of flying machines? Find out with Amazing Skies!

Join us for our holiday events!

Christmas in the Trenches

During World War I, Christmas Day often brought a moment of peace as soldiers from both sides paused their fighting to mark the holiday and dream of home. In some cases, the battlefield even became a soccer field and Christmas carols rang out in multiple languages. This scene will be recreated in our Personal Courage Wing during the holiday season.

Thursday, Dec. 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Free with Museum admission

"Home for Christmas: The USO Story"

Relive the good times the USO provided with music for our troops on the front lines. "Home for Christmas: The USO Story" will fill the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery with music and sounds of years past.

Saturday, Dec. 23 and 30, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Free with Museum admission

Upcoming Schedule

Character appearances are subject to change without notice. Most characters can be found between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

  • Trench Soldier, Personal Courage Wing (WWI exhibit)

Wednesday, Dec. 13

  • Salvation Army Lassie, Personal Courage Wing (WWI exhibit)

Thursday, Dec. 14

  • Trench Soldier, Personal Courage Wing (WWI exhibit)


Availability & Price

Living history characters can be found around the Museum on most weekends, Tuesdays, and other peak times. These characters provide a glimpse into aviation history through personal stories and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day. Locations and times vary, but look for them especially in the Red Barn, Personal Courage Wing, or Aviation Pavilion.

Amazing Skies Theater also occasionally produces plays and performances about aviation history. Past productions include Salute to Space Animals, A WASP’s Story, and Cloud in a Bag. Check the calendar for these special events.

  • All Visitors FREE

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Getting Involved

Want to become a part of Amazing Skies? No previous experience or theater training is required! If you simply enjoy telling stories, we can help you become a successful living history presenter. With over 500 years of aviation history and a wide range of historical figures, we offer something for everyone.

Amazing Skies also has plenty of interesting projects you can help out on that involve costumes, research, writing, stage management and more. Come in once a month. Shifts are typically 2 or 3 hours and we can always use an extra hand.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Department at 206-768-7179.