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Seeking Relevancy in Our Museums

Riverside, CA–March Field Air Museum will present a talk on “Museum Exhibit Design – from inspiration to project completion.” As part of the museum’s continuing summer series of one-hour informative briefings, Curator J. Houlihan, graduate of Cal State, San Bernardino, former  Air Force officer and veteran civil servant will present an overview of the exhibit development process by highlighting the story of WWII airman Staff Sergeant Vince Rogers Jr. and recent additions to the museum.

“Today’s museums must compete for audiences in a highly technological world. The days are long gone when a visitor would spend time reading lengthy label copy. We must engage our visitors in stealth learning and provide experiences that relate to their own unique world,” says museum director Patricia Korzec. “Our recent Hidden Treasures campaign has brought the museum many new artifacts that might have been discarded. Jeff is now challenged to develop these finds into new and exciting displays.”

Breaking exhibit development into easy stages Jeff will discuss the role of inspiration, applicability, practicality and execution in creating exhibits that immerse visitors in educational experiences. He will also discuss the newest WWI exhibit which features a recreation of trench warfare

Museum admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 12.  March Field Air Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.

22550 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside CA 92518.

For more information about March Field Air Museum please contact Annie Lunetta at 951/902-5949, annie or visit the website at

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