Dale Mabry Army Air Field Museum

$10,142 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 26 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 continue to share the many stories from the pages of Dale Mabry Field
history. Please enjoy this brief video on the visits to Dale Mabry by the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Please share this with your friends and family. Thanks. https://youtu.be/ctREnT429HA
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We are applying for a Historical Preservation grant on June 1 that requires a 25% cash-on-hand match. With this grant we will be able to save this building a possibly one or more like it around Tallahassee. We then will be able to realize our dream of creating a mini-representation of the base as a museum complex where visitors can be taken back in time to Tallahasssee's 1940's war years. DARE MIGHTY THINGS! We are closer than you may think. Major announcement perhaps in the next 30-45 days. If you are on Facebook, donate at www.facebook.com/DMAAFTally; otherwise, through GoFundMe. Thank you for your support to date, we are getting there, I promise! :)
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We recently submitted our first grant application to the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. Grants require private matching, so thank you for making that possible. If we are funded, we will produce a historical theatrical production that will play at the American Legion Post next to Lake Ella.
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Mary Ellen Blatchford
25 months ago

Very exciting I am so happy you found them!

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Bob Richardson
26 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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$10,142 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 26 months
Created April 4, 2017
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MW
$50
Mary Ellen Walker
2 months ago

My father spent some time here in basic training.

$30
Amazon Richardson
2 months ago
SA
$250
Scott Allen
3 months ago

I believe that if you build it they will come.

OJ
$100
Oscar Winfred Hartsfield, Jr.
9 months ago (Offline Donation)

In honor of all family members who served patriotically and bravely in WWII: Oscar Wilfred Hartsfield, Sr., Cecil O. Lett, Sr., Roy E. Left. Sr., Robert Lett, and William Bishop.

GI
$100
Gloria Jean Hartsfield Irvin
9 months ago (Offline Donation)

In honor of all family members who served patriotically and bravely in WWII: Oscar Wilfred Hartsfield, Sr., Cecil O. Lett, Sr., Roy E. Left. Sr., Robert Lett, and William Bishop.

RM
$100
Ryan and Katie Morse
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
CC
$1,000
Cynthia C.
11 months ago (Offline Donation)

In honor of her husband, a Hungarian immigrant who volunteered for military and entered into active service on 7/13/43 at Camp Blanding, Florida. He served during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific, including the Okinawa invasion. He received various intensive military training, including combat medic and culinary instruction. He was discharged as staff sergeant of the 87th Field Hospital on March 13, 1946. He served his new country with pride and courage and became a citizen on November 19, 1943.

VG
$2,300
Vietnam Veterans of America Ch. 96, Ch.1114 and the Patriot Guard
11 months ago (Offline Donation)

A pledge of financial support to save the historic WWII "Building 4" from Dale Mabry Army Air Field from demolition.

LP
$37
Lindsey Prato
12 months ago

In honor of Kathy Kellogg's 37 years of service to Leon County Schools.

CN
$50
Charles B. Nam
13 months ago
Mary Ellen Blatchford
25 months ago

Very exciting I am so happy you found them!

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Bob Richardson
26 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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