Support the Museum

Since 1993, the C.R. Smith Museum has offered a dynamic learning environment in which exhibitions and educational programs excite and engage visitors of all ages. Through hands-on, immersive experiences the Museum helps broaden the community’s understanding of commercial aviation, airline operations and the larger impact of flight and air transportation on our world. On a daily basis the Museum brings history to life and makes scientific concepts easily understood to schools, community groups, and the public.

The Museum depends on revenues derived from donations, memberships, gift shop, event rentals, and Museum admissions to operate.

Your gift to the museum is tax deductible under the IRS code to the extent allowed by law. You can make a gift for general operating purposes or contribute for a specific purpose if you wish. For more information about making a gift, email


How will your gift help?


The Museum’s emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) helps students meet the objectives of the state’s curriculum while making it fun for students to learn.


Your gift helps preserve history for future generations and recognize the achievements and sacrifices of those who came before us.


Your gift will help support exhibits which showcase the many important artifacts in our collection.