COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 20
February 6, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: James E. Laws, Executive to the State Board of Education
SUBJECT: National Air and Space Museum Dulles Center

 
  The Commonwealth of Virginia and the Smithsonian Institution
  have entered a joint effort to establish the National Air and
  Space Museum Dulles Center.  Currently, aircraft and
  spacecraft not on display at the Smithsonian Institution are
  stored elsewhere.  Due to an inadequacy of storage space and
  a desire to share more of the National Collection with the
  public, a new museum facility will be constructed at the
  southeast corner of Dulles Airport along U. S. Route 50 and
  west of Virginia State Route 28.

  Although the facility is not scheduled to open to the public
  until late 2001, we wish to make you aware of Virginia's
  involvement in it.  The Department of Education will work with
  the Smithsonian staff to help make the new museum a strong
  resource for teachers and students in Virginia.

  Should you have any questions, you may contact me at the
  Department of Education at (804) 225-2540.

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