Rep. Costa Plans Tour of Quonset Air Museum with House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello
STATE HOUSE – Representative Doreen Costa, (R-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) will host a tour of the Quonset Air Museum for House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m.
The museum’s future is at risk since winter storms caused the building to sustain significant damage. Museum volunteers were told they need to vacate the space by Sept. 30, 2015.
In response to the crisis, Costa approached all of the state’s cities and towns to pass a resolution asking the state to step in and assist the museum’s relocation. In addition, an on-line petition asked residents to contact their legislators to preserve the museum and its rich aviation history.
“The Quonset Air Museum has been educating the public since 1992 and is a favorite destination during the annual Quonset Air Show,” said Costa. “With 28 aircraft dating from 1944 to 1983, the museum has been showcasing civilian, military, and prototype aircraft including a one-of-a-kind Twin Tail Navy transport. To lose such a treasure would be a travesty.”
Costa said Speaker Mattiello was very interested in learning more about the issues facing the museum and welcomed the opportunity to tour the facility.
“We need to preserve and honor our aviation history,” said Costa
For more information, contact:
Lisa Blais, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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