Dale Mabry Army Air Field Museum

$6,125 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 13 months

Tallahassee's Dale Mabry Army Air Field was a major airbase, training over 8,000 fighter pilots including Chinese, British and French pilots AND the original Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.  Yet today, the airbase has all but disappeared and there is no museum where Tallahasseans or history-minded tourists can learn about the major contributions this airbase made towards the war effort, both on the homefront and the warfront, or the way the base forever changed Tallahassee and the State of Florida through its many socio-economic impacts. 

Our goal is to create an educational complex on former airbase property using original, reclaimed structures still in existence in and around Tallahassee.  This mini-installation will be used to take visitors, including school children on field trips, on an experiential journey back in time to learn about WWII, the Army Air Corp, Tallahassee's unique story during mobilization both on the homefront and the warfront--and  America's "Greatest Generation".


Dale Mabry Army Air Field  Museum, Inc. is a Florida non-profit with IRS 501(c)3 status

VISION:  To create a museum complex where people of all ages leave inspired and changed by their visit experience.  

MISSION: To bring the values of our honored past into the present, in preparation for our shared future.

For more information, visit www.dmaaf.org and www.facebook.com/DMAAFTally 

 

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We will have a display at the Honor Flight welcome home celebration Saturday night. It is at the Flightline hanger NW of the the main terminal, beginning at 7:30. Our heroes arrive from DC at 9:40. Our new tabletop display will make its debute. Join us if you can!
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A recent press release alerting the community to the eminent demolition of "Bldg. 4" owned by LCS, has brought our preservation efforts into a new light.Tallahassee Democrat:

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/05/07/group-may-unable-save-dale-mabry-air-field-building-wwii/577622002/
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WCTV brings light to a Dale Mabry Army Air Field building scheduled to be demolished in mid-June.Thanks to donor Scott Allen for agreeing to be interviewed! http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/World-War-II-era-building-faces-destruction-481455771.html
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The museum will tell the story of warfront & homefront activities. An archival collection of Evelyn Kimsey Messer Csikos, founding director of the Lively VoTech School has been donated. Her school trained civilian workers for jobs at the airfield. It is a veritable time capsule for researchers and the curious minded. This collection may very well have been discarded if not for our efforts. See attached and thank you for your support!
Lively Votech during WWII
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Mary Ellen Blatchford
12 months ago

Very exciting I am so happy you found them!

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Bob Richardson
13 months ago

Very cool. I had wondered if they had a connection to Dale Mabry. I've also wondered what happened to all the buildings that used to dot Hull Dr. I believe there is one remaining down the street from McCollum Hall.

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Raised by 43 people in 13 months
Created April 4, 2017
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$100
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$50
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Elizabeth Daniels
12 days ago

For my grandparents and all of the "Greatest Generation...and since then, for being a part of so many student achievements and ACE memories.

CP
$25
Chris Petley
12 days ago

To the goal.

RS
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Rob Smith
12 days ago

In honor of my father who served in the Navy Air Corps in the Pacific during WWII.

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12 days ago
Mary Ellen Blatchford
12 months ago

Very exciting I am so happy you found them!

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Bob Richardson
13 months ago

Very cool. I had wondered if they had a connection to Dale Mabry. I've also wondered what happened to all the buildings that used to dot Hull Dr. I believe there is one remaining down the street from McCollum Hall.

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