On August 26, 1927, the Pride of Detroit landed at the Harbour Grace airstrip to a welcoming crowd. Local townspeople constructed the airstrip in a mere 20 days specficially for the plane’s landing, and over the coming decades, Harbour Grace would cement its legacy in aviation lore, hosting 20 transatlantic flight attempts.
The Conception Bay Museum is pleased to announce that Digital Museums Canada is investing in our new upcoming online project, Alone Among the Stars: Aviation in Harbour Grace, 1919-present. Funded under the Community Stories stream, this virtual exhibit will tell the story of Harbour Grace’s unique aviation legacy through archival records, oral histories, and artifacts.
To learn more about our approved project and others, visit: https://www.digitalmuseums.ca/news/approved-projects-submitted-as-part-of-the-2021-call-for-proposals/
The Digital Museums Canada investment program helps build digital capacity in Canadian museums and heritage organizations and gives Canadian unique access to diverse stories and experiences.
Digital Museums Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with financial support from the Government of Canada.