Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 2010: C-130 LANDS AT MUSEUM

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453

(Elizabeth City, NC) On Tuesday, April 22, the Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC was presented a scale model of the first C-130 airplane built for and used by the United States Coast Guard. The model, produced by the Coast Guard Aviation Association and built by Captain Robert B. Workman (U.S. Coast Guard retired) was presented to the museum to be displayed in the exhibit “Out of the Blue: Coast Guard Aviation.” On hand were the Commanding Officer of the Elizabeth City Air Station, Captain John Hardin, and Brigadier General David Johnson United States Air Force, retired, former CO of Pope Air Force Base, in Fayetteville, NC. The first assignment for this C-130 was Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. Captain Hardin also presented a certificate of appreciation to Jeff Foley, the owner/operator of Foley Manufacturing in Virginia who donated much of the material, paint and facility space in the construction of the model. The completed model is on display at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.

About the above photo on the right: A C-130 model is presented to the Museum of the Albemarle for display in the "Out of the Blue: Coast Guard Aviation" exhibit. Pictured from Left to right are: Jeff Foley, owner Foley Manufacturing, Wanda Stiles, Museum Curator, Ed Merrell, Museum Administrator, Capt. Robert B. Workman (U.S.C.G. ret), Brigadier General David Johnson (U.S. Air Force, ret), Captain John Hardin, C.O. Elizabeth City Air Station.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums, Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina. Treasure NC Culture.

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