Public Meeting at Armstrong Air & Space Museum
The Ohio History Connection and the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association will conduct a public meeting on Tuesday, June 16 to solicit input concerning the acquisition of the Armstrong Boyhood Home in Wapakoneta. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 S. Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, OH.
The Armstrong Boyhood Home was the home of Stephen and Viola Armstrong and their three children, Dean, Neil and June. They moved into the house at 601 W. Benton St. in Wapakoneta in 1944 and lived there until 1964.
Deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Benton St. property reflects a pivotal time in the life of Neil Armstrong, when his interest in aeronautics was piqued and cultivated. It was this address that was documented as his legal residence during many milestones of his life through his teens, college and early military career.
All interested members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting. To get more information, contact Emmy Beach at 614.297.2330 or [email protected]
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
is part of the Ohio History Connection’s statewide system of more than 50 historic, natural and archaeological sites. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum chronicles Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong’s life and achievements and features all the notable Ohioans who have moved the U.S. space program forward. The museum is located at is at 500 South Apollo Drive in Wapakoneta and managed locally by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association. For more information on the museum, visit www.ohiohistory.org/armstrong
Ohio Historical Society is now Ohio History Connection
On May 24, 2014, the Ohio Historical Society changed its name to the Ohio History Connection
. Established in 1885, this nonprofit organization provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio, including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Columbus. For more information about programs and events, call 800.686.6124 or go online at www.ohiohistory.org