Amy Russell

9:54am

Thu March 14, 2013
Local

Barksdale museum rebirth aims to touch a wide audience

Barksdale Global Power Museum director Amy Russell stands in an updated exhibit featuring artifacts from the home of 2nd Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale, the namesake of Barksdale Air Force Base.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

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.

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9:11am

Wed March 13, 2013
Local

Barksdale museum gets a big makeover

Barksdale Global Power Museum director Amy Russell stands in front of scaffolding in an exhibit space that is being redone and modernized.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

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.

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