HAMMs Hangar Dance

by admin on August 26, 2010

in Attractions

​The very first article I wrote for Tyler TX Directory was a piece entitled World History is Down the Street, and It featured Tyler’s Historical Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM).

In the past year and a half or so that I’ve been writing for the Directory I’ve referenced the museum a couple of times, including this past July when I covered a visit my son and I made to the museum’s annual static air show.

Well without meaning to write ad- nauseam on a particular topic I thought I would offer a little more free publicity to one of the HAMM’s upcoming fund raising events.

​Obviously, the Aviation Museum is a favorite in my house. We usually visit every couple of months or so, and that’s not counting the evenings we’ve spent sitting on the car while parked in the parking lot watching the planes take off and land.

Well it seems this September the museum is holding another event to help raise money for museum improvements and expenses. It’s called a Hanger Dance and features big band swing jazz of the 1940s courtesy of The Tyler Big Band, as well as period aircraft and other vehicles as a backdrop to the evening.

Guests are encouraged to dress in theme although it’s certainly not required. In the interest of full disclosure, I do like jazz, history, and airplanes but dancing is just not something I tend to enjoy.

In fact I reserve the activity fairly exclusively for weddings. But for those who do enjoy the activity, I can only imagine that this would be a really great event! Combine terrific music with the romance of the 1940s and the Second World War and you’ve got a really neat event.

​The Dance will be held on Saturday, September twenty fifth, at Tyler Jet Center, right next to the Museum, and will be catered by the Skyline Café, which is also housed in the Museum building.

The evening begins at six pm and runs until about ten. Admission is not particularly cheap at forty dollars per person, but proceeds go to a good cause. This is not the first such dance the HAMM has held by the way. In the past events like this one have helped to raise much- needed funds for museum improvements.

​For more information, on either the Museum or the Hanger Dance, visit their web page at http://www.tylerhamm.org/. To read my other articles on the Aviation Museum and its events simply click on the following links: http://www.tylertxdirectory.com/1236/world-history-is-down-the-street/, or http://www.tylertxdirectory.com/3027/celebrating-the-4th-in-tyler-tx/.

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Jeff September 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm

The dance was great. The band was awesome and the food was out of this world. I Skyline Cafe to cater the event. Both places are fun to visit.

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