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“Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson” exhibition now open

“…we have had a Miracle on the Hudson.” Governor David Patterson

“Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson” retraces the path of US Airways Flight 1549 from its departure from La Guardia International Airport to the emergency landing and evacuation on the Hudson River. This 50 linear foot panel exhibition takes visitors through the quick thinking and determined action of the flight crewmembers was well as the rapid response of the crews of nearby ferryboats and New York City’s first responders who together averted a potential disaster.

“Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson” is an abridged version of an exhibition of the same title at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, NC where the original Airbus A320 aircraft of Flight 1549 is also on exhibit. The CR Smith Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Carolina’s Aviation Museum and Freeman Ryan Design (Surry Hills, Australia) in granting us permission to re-use the original exhibitions’ text and design.


America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66

Special Exhibition through December 17th

Route 66 is emblematic of the American experience. Nearly every aspect of 20th century United States history is reflected in the story of the people and events along the Mother Road. Nearly a hundred years of highway culture can be found on the route that millions of people travel on every year, either in its entirety or in segments.

America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 takes visitors on a geographical and historical tour of this iconic highway that stretches 2,448 miles and crosses through eight states. The exhibit features stories, artifacts, and images, as well as several inter-actives. America’s Road also features a photo essay created by photographer and author, Russell Olsen, who researched and photographed 75 classic Route 66 service stations, motor courts, cafes, and scenes.