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Date: March 23, 2011
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Celebrates Preview of New Fort Worth Air & Space Museum

Historical research firm is providing content development, image search, and scriptwriting for new ground-breaking exhibition and museum.

History Associates, the leading historical research firm in the United States, is celebrating the opening of a special temporary exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Ascent … When Dreams Defy Gravity provides a sneak preview of the new Fort Worth Air and Space Museum, slated to open in 2016.

History Associates is providing historical consulting services for the project, which is orchestrated by the Texas-based Fort Worth Air & Space Museum Foundation.  The exhibition traces the aviation history of North Texas, showcases the advances in aerospace technology happening today, and even challenges visitors to design and test their very own flying machines.

“We are working closely with the development team and the foundation to tell the story of how North Texas became a center for aerospace science and engineering,” said Dr. James H. Lide, vice president at History Associates and lead historian on the project. “It’s exciting to see how the region’s rich aviation history can be conveyed in such a powerful and compelling way so it becomes an entertaining as well as educational experience.”

“Our mission is to develop a world-class air and space museum that promotes education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and STEM careers in aerospace,” said Jeff Johns, executive director of the museum foundation. “To accomplish this, we wanted to create a new kind of museum that instills a sense of excitement and fun for all visitors. I’m thrilled to have assembled such talented historical consulting and exhibit design professionals to make this dream a reality.”

History Associates is working in collaboration with an award-winning team of museum developers including Gallagher & Associates, a preeminent exhibit design firm, Design & Production Inc., one of the nation’s leading exhibit fabricators, and Cortina Productions, a leading multimedia firm.

The 8,500 square foot temporary exhibition is open from May 28 through September 5 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Members of the Fort Worth Air & Space Museum Foundation and the media will have the opportunity to preview the exhibit on May 27. A VIP Opening Event is also planned at the museum the evening of June 1.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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