The History of the MASM Organization
This endeavor began in January, 2007 when several experienced members of Massachusetts aviation/space organizations came together and started the initiative to form The Massachusetts Air and Space Museum. Since that time, the group has grown into a nonprofit tax exempt organization to achieve this goal. Contributions from the founding members plus a number of private and corporate donations and grants have enabled the Museum to raise over a quarter million dollars plus another six figure pledge for matching donations.
These funds have been used in part for a professional feasibility study to validate the concept and practicality of the project, and to develop architectural studies and plans for the Museum. Most significantly, the organization is working closely with MassPort to develop a Museum site just a half mile off the Lexington-Concord Battle Road. This location will inextricably link the more than 250 year old history of Massachusetts aviation with the beginning of our nation and will afford the million plus visitors to this historic area an unparalleled perception of the pioneering spirit of Massachusetts. MASM has recently opened a permanent in the Civil Air Terminal at Hanscom Airfield in Bedford, MA
We are now in the process of establishing an Advisory Committee of prominent individuals who we believe will add the necessary leadership and experience to assist in meeting our initial goal of raising approximately twenty five million dollars. Coincident to this effort, a general Museum membership category is being established for the purpose of enlisting additional volunteers, as well as raising funds. All donations are welcome and are tax deductible as provided by law.