AirSpace Minnesota Interpretive Exhibit Plan: A Century of Innovation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
AirSpace Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan for Minnesota aviation and aerospace history.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

AirSpace Minnesota achieved its short-term target for this project, which was to build capacity in its project partners to create quality interpretive programs that achieve target audience outcomes. Participants from the following organizations contributed to the planning process: AirSpace Minnesota, NWA History Centre, Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, Minnesota Air National Guard Historical Foundation, Wings of the North, and the Minnesota Aviation History and Education Centre. Members of each group gathered in November 2016 for an introduction to exhibit planning, presented by Museology, and provided input to choose the exhibit topic (navigation), shape outcomes and key messages, and build the object list with items from each organization's collections. Museology produced preliminary documents and gathered input from partner organizations to incorporate into the final product. Each partner received a copy of the final exhibit plan.

Once the exhibit plan is implemented, ASM is positioned to achieve its intermediate and long-term goals: better access to research and source information about Minnesota aviation and aerospace innovation history and positioning ASM as the community resource for Minnesota aviation and aerospace innovation history.

Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Dale Klapmeier - Chair
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cirrus Aircraft

Mark Skarohlid - Vice Chair
Vice President
Sensors & Integrated Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems

Kristi Rollag Wangstad - President
AirSpace Minnesota

Aisha Friswold - Vice President
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, MN

James Smith - Treasurer
Partner, Assurance Services

Colonel Bernard Gruber (retired) - Secretary
Deputy Director
Orbital ATK Armament Systems

John Andrews
Scout Executive/CEO
Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts

Tim Barzen
Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Rex Boutelle
Senior Director - Corporate Planning
Sun Country Airlines

Steve Bruss
Wings Insurance

David Clark
Minnesota Business Aviation Association
Director of Sales, ACASS

Clayton T. Cowl, MD, MS
Chair, Aerospace Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Don Craighead
Chief Executive Officer & President
DHC Enterprises

Woodson M. Fountain
Northwest Airlines Captain, retired

Dr. William Garrard
Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota
Director, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium

Brigadier General Greg Haase
Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard
United States Air Force

Jeff Hamiel
Executive Director (retired)
Metropolitan Airports Commission

Bob Jasperson
Wings of the North

Bruce Kitt
Executive Director
NWA History Centre, Inc.

Commander Chip Laingen, U.S. Navy (retired)
Executive Director, Defense Alliance

Ann Novacheck
Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum

John Olson, Ph.D.
Vice President Space Systems
Sierra Nevada Corporation

Colonel Michael Ott
President, The Private Client Reserve
U.S. Bank

Dr. Doug Paulson
STEM Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education

Don Piccard
Founder, Piccard Balloons

Cheri Rohlfing
First Officer/Pilot
Delta Air Lines

Ray Rought
Minnesota Aviation History & Education Center

Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad (retired)
State Chair Emeritus
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Jerry Schultz
MN Air National Guard Historical Foundation

Tom Wiesen
MN Submarine League

In?s Sira
Global Business Leader, Sales and Marketing
3M Aerospace and Commercial Transportation

Dr. Gregg Strathy
Minnesota Pilots Association

Jana Webster
Executive Director
Airport Foundation MSP
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
AirSpace Minnesota
Street Address
6975 34th Avenue South
Zip Code
(952) 212-4842
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155