Armstrong Air & Space Museum marks 50th anniversary

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum was officially dedicated at 2 p.m. on July 20, 1972. Fifty years later — to the minute — the museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, is marking its 50th anniversary.

The museum came about shortly after astronaut — and Wapakoneta native son — Neil Armstrong made his memorable walk on the moon. During a parade upon his return, Gov. James A. Rhodes suggested honoring Armstrong and the U.S. space program with a museum.

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Written by Tana Weingartner.

Originally published July 19, 2022.

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