Are you visiting Amsterdam and occupied with arts? After civilian pilot Eugene Ely landed on the makeshift picket deck erected atop the cruiser USS Pennsylvania moored in San Francisco Bay in 1911 in his Curtiss Mannequin D Pusher biplane, complete with arresting hook, the Navy Department witnessed the possibilities of this extension to ocean-plying ships and urged Congress to include a provision for aeronautical development.
The founders of the museum were the wives of Lillie P. Bliss, Cornelius J. Sullivan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., three individuals who had been dedicated to the arts and sought out to challenge the conservative methods of how museums have been operated at the time.
Fundraising, to support it, was undertaken by active duty personnel in the Pensacola area, and on December 14, 1962, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Paul Fay, announced the establishment of the envisioned facility, charging it with the choice, collection, preservation, and show of acceptable memorabilia that represented the event and heritage of naval aviation.
No more traveling exhibition in 1835, she then opened the Baker Avenue Bazaar to show her collections. IMMA originates a lot of its exhibitions but in addition works carefully with a network of international galleries …