MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN GRANITE

The Quest for the Sky

 

THIS MUSEUM-WALL ATTESTS TO THE PRIMARY AND PIONEERING

ROLE OF FRANCE IN OPENING THE SKY TO HUMANITY

 

                       Recipient of the Air and Space Medal in Europe in 2003 

 

For photos of each panel click this excellent French site then click "Visite virtuelle"

              At  Felicity, California, USA, surprise gives way to admiration as one walks along the monument, first balloon, first human flight, first flight of heavier than air machine, (towed by a horse in 1856),  first aerial observation, first aerial photo ( Daumier drawing), first mail by balloon, first dirigible, first pilot's licenses including those of Orville and Wilbur Wright, first helicopter, first seaplane, first aerial victory, the list goes on…

   A quote  “First class historic scholarship with the overall effect of a new art form” the monument is designed for millennia. 

                                      

  Several panels link historic Franco-American friendship with reproductions of the actual licenses of Orville and Wilbur Wright (issued by France in 1909), the La Fayette Escadrille WWI panel, Lindbergh greeted by 100,000 French, and the 1865 drawings of Jules Verne forecasting "Only the Yankees, those great engineers, will travel to the moon" and correctly predicting Florida as the launch site.  .

SKYWORLD   conferences and exhibits take place from time to time (see calendar) at the World Commemorative Center ,

 Felicity, California, USA.

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Phase of Project Status
Selection of Committee Completed   1998                                            
Construction Completed    1999                                           
Number of Museum Walls One                                                    
Selection of Drawings Completed    1999-2001                                 
Editing of Text Completed    1999-2001                                 
Engraving Completed    2001                                          
Dedication 16-March-2002                                     

 

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