Barksdale Global Power Museum

10:56am

Fri May 3, 2013
Local

B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show

Credit Sam Bulgar

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.  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.

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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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