Guests get sneak preview of Prairie Flyers exhibit

Courtesy of Woods Studio — Prairie Flyers exhibit designer Denis Hambucken cuts the ribbon to open the exhibit for invited guests. The exhibit opens to the public beginning on May 28.

CLINTON — The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for the Prairie Flyers: A Century of Aviation in DeWitt County exhibit.

The exhibit was open at the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Musuem for invited guests and will open to the public beginning on Saturday, May 28.

Exhibit designer Denis Hambucken officially cut the ribbon as the DeWitt County Museum Association welcomed those who contributed to the project to be the first to view the Prairie Flyers exhibit.

                                

On opening day, May 28, organizers plan to have a hot air balloon launch at the museum grounds. That will take place in the early morning, beginning sometime between 6:30-8:30 a.m., depending on weather and wind conditions. Visitors are invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the event.

At 11 a.m., there will be a balsa wood airplane contest.  Kids are invited to come for a free balsa plane and fun competition.

The balsa planes and prizes are sponsored by local businesses.

There also will be a live remote radio broadcast taking place on the grounds from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The exhibit will be open for viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  All events are free.

Prairie Flyers Exhibit admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 11-under.

For more information, contact the C.H. Moore Hmestead DeWitt County Musuem at (217) 935-6066.

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