Barksdale Global Power Museum http://redriverradio.org en B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show http://redriverradio.org/post/b-17-bomber-comes-shreveport-despite-no-air-show <p>An iconic airplane of World War II, the B-17, will touch down at Shreveport Downtown Airport on Friday, May 3, and be open for tours and flights around Shreveport/Bossier. &nbsp;It’s owned by the Gulf Coast Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force. Historian Christopher Ebdon of Houston said this B-17 is one of three still in existence, and the only one still flying. It was used by the Navy for early warning radar. Ebdon said it came off the assembly line, along with another B-17, that is displayed on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:56:52 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 27104 at http://redriverradio.org B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show Barksdale museum rebirth aims to touch a wide audience http://redriverradio.org/post/barksdale-museum-rebirth-aims-touch-wide-audience <p>Thousands of visitors go through the Barksdale Global Power Museum each month. Director Amy Russell is charged with renovating the museum, and some exhibits haven’t been changed out since it opened in 1978. Through the updates, Russell aims to make the museum resonate with a wide audience.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:54:40 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24886 at http://redriverradio.org Barksdale museum rebirth aims to touch a wide audience Barksdale museum gets a big makeover http://redriverradio.org/post/barksdale-museum-gets-big-makeover <p>The Barksdale Global Power Museum is undergoing a transformation. The exhibits, some dating back to 1978, are being redone and modernized. Eventually, they’ll tell a cohesive story about the role of Barksdale Air Force Base through time and the heritage of the bomber.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:11:26 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24833 at http://redriverradio.org Barksdale museum gets a big makeover