Air Force Museum Foundation to host after-hours Swing Dance event Feb. 10th at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force™.
Dayton, Ohio – Jan. 18, 2024 — The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., kicks off the 2024 After Dark series of after-hours events Saturday, February 10th, with Swing the Night Away at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for this adults-only (21+) event, which will run from 6:00–10:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on the Foundation's website: afmuseum.com/events/after-dark-events.
The focus of the evening will be dancing with the Ohio Ballroom Dancers. All levels of dancers are welcome, from experienced swing dancers to beginners, as are those who simply enjoy watching. This was the Foundation's most popular After Dark event last year, and a large crowd is anticipated again this year.
Combining history with the nostalgia of swing dancing, there will be several rare opportunities to get up close and personal with historic aircraft and artifacts. The highlight will be a photo opportunity with the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, which dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. In addition, guests will have the extremely rare opportunity to enter the Curtiss C-46 Commando, part of the newly enhanced Over the Hump exhibit, and the Douglas A-20G Havoc Little Joe will be open for cockpit look-in. Artifacts from the Museum’s collection specially curated for this event will also be on display.
There will be trivia with prizes. An hors d’oeuvres buffet will be provided. A selection of adult beverages will be available for purchase at cash bars.
After Dark is an event series designed exclusively for adults ages 21+, to allow patrons to enjoy the Museum in a relaxed setting with friends. Proceeds from the events enable the Foundation to support the Museum’s expansion, special exhibits, restorations, enhancements, education programs, special events, and more.
About the Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1960 as a Section 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization "to assist the United States Air Force Museum where federal funds are not available." Since it was chartered, it has gifted nearly $100 million in support of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force™, including the cost of constructing 94% of the one-million-square-foot Museum campus. The Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no government status. The use of the Roundel image in the Foundation's logo is with the permission of the United States Air Force; endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Air Force in fundraising activities of the Foundation is not intended nor implied pursuant to DoDI 5535.12. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit www.afmuseum.com.
About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year visitors from around the world come to the museum. In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.