The Hickory Aviation Museum Gets a New Home

The Hickory Aviation Museum Gets a New Home

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Hickory City Council approved McMillan Pazdan Smith’s design of a new Hickory Aviation Museum that will also include a Catawba Valley Community College Workforce Innovation Center.

The three-story building will include a hangar for aircraft to be kept indoors, plus virtual training simulators on the first floor. The second floor would serve as classroom space, while the top story will have a restaurant. The center could help CVCC expand its artificial intelligence and marine specialties fields.

The City of Hickory is working with the Sabre Society of NC/Hickory Aviation Museum to provide a new facility to preserve vintage military aircraft and provide STEM education.

The Hickory Aviation Museum has artifacts from the Golden Age of Aviation, from the Wright Flyer to a modern-day F/A-18 Hornet, and provides a unique opportunity for all generations to learn and appreciate aviation history.

Hickory Aviation Museum

Pictured, from Left: Frank Young, Scott Baker, Rick Connor, David Moore, Frank Drendel, Hickory Mayor Hank Guess, Commander Frank Weisser, CVCC President Garrett Hinshaw, Hickory City Manager Warren Wood, Asst. City Manager Rodney Miller.

Read more in the Hickory Record.

McMillan Pazdan Smith Welcomes New HR Director Danielle D’Allaird The Lofts Downtown will bring luxury living to Nexton