The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, is being closed July 20, 2009, thanks to budget cuts at the Ohio Historical Society. It was just renovated in 1999.
Yes, that stinks.
However, there will be special events around the Moon anniversary (like Wapak’s Summer Moon Festival), and odd hours before that last hurrah. So call ahead, but definitely go if you’ve never been. It’s a great little museum, and just the right size for kids.
Meanwhile, the Summer Moon Festival will feature a lifesized astronaut carved out of green cheese, an exclusive Lunar Lager brewed by Thirsty Dog, the world’s largest Moon Pie, and special exhibits, tours, dinners, and events all week throughout Wapakoneta. They’ll even have free movies. Looks fun.