CLE presents two new exhibits
January 23, 2014
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) celebrates the opening of “Legacy of Flight” and “Baseball on the Move” exhibits on the ticketing level for the enjoyment of passengers at CLE.
“Both exhibits capture such important, historical times,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “They keep the memory of those before us alive and remind us how we got to where we are today.”
The “Legacy of Flight” exhibit, located next to the Information Counter, features the handcrafted model airplanes of Airport Ambassador, Ed Strnad. These tissue and balsa paper handcrafted planes vary from the Wright Flyer to World War II’s Hellcat to the Piper Cub Cruiser of today.
Also featured in the exhibit are Air Progress publications including a trade magazine published in 1937, which was donated by airport employee Abdul Malik Ali.
The “Baseball on the Move” exhibit, located between Southwest and Delta ticket counters, is an exhibit from the Baseball Heritage Museum. It features The Negro Baseball League, Women’s Baseball League “A League of their Own” and the Cleveland Indians’ roots as well as images from League Park.
The exhibit includes the jersey of Robert “Rapid Robert” Feller from the Cleveland Indians.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibits, Bob Zimmer, the Executive Director of the Baseball Heritage Museum and Ed Strnad will be on hand at their exhibits during a reception at 3PM today, January 23rd, 2014.