Arts, Culture, and Humanities

HOUSTON AERONAUTICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY INC

  • Houston, TX
  • www.1940AirTerminal.org

Mission Statement

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum's mission is to restore and operate the 1940 air terminal and to promote and preserve Houston's civil aviation history.

Main Programs

  1. Museum Restoration and Operation
  2. Wings & Wheels
  3. Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Workshop
  4. Future Female Aviatiors Workshop
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Located in the Houston, TX area, the museum serves visitors from throughout the USA and around the world.

ruling year

2000

President of the Board since 2013

Self-reported

Mr Bernard Morris

Chairman of the Board since 2014

Self-reported

Mr Curt Littlejohn

Keywords

Self-reported

museum, air museum, aviation history, architectural history, aviation education, science education, history, history education, historical preservation

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Also Known As

1940 Air Terminal Museum

EIN

76-0612294

 Number

3532614680

Physical Address

8325 Travelair St.

Houston, 77061

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The 1940 Air Terminal Museum now stands as a true testament to the innovations and tells the story of civil aviation to thousands of visitors each year. Through our educational programming we have exposed hundreds of children to the history of aviation, the science and technology behind the world of aviation, and opened their eyes to the endless career opportunities and possibilities within the field of aviation. Our monthly Wings & Wheels program explores a different theme in aviation each month therefore educating our visitors in various aspects of aviation. This event also allows them an intimate opportunity to step foot onto an active commercial airport giving them a front row seat to how airports operate and the important role they play in all of our lives. The museum is housed in the original commercial airport terminal building therefore allowing our guests to experience first hand what it was like to travel during the Golden Age of Flight. All of these programs are effective in fulfilling our mission of preserving and operating the 1940 air terminal as an educational museum showcasing the history of civil aviation history.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Museum Restoration and Operation

HAHS operating programs include: Restoration of the 1940 Air Terminal which has national historic and architectural significance; Operating one of the only museums in the country exclusively dedicated to civil aviation history (airlines, business aviation and general aviation); Elementary through post-graduate educational outreach both in and from the Museum and using Museum assets throughout Texas and beyond.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Wings & Wheels

Wings & Wheels is held every month on the 3rd Saturday and features a different theme in aviation each time. We welcome fly-in and drive-in guests, host a history presentation, offer corresponding hands on activities and have a food truck on site serving lunch.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Workshop

We provide all curriculum and meet all requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 4

Future Female Aviatiors Workshop

Guest speakers and hands on activities to encourage young girls to pursue educational and career opportunities in the aviation field.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our organization just completed their next 5 year strategic plan which is focused on renovating the upper levels of the historic air terminal as well as freshening up the work that was already completed in 2009. This will offer additional exhibit and programming space. We are also focused on further developing the educational programs that are offered and fully digitizing our collection. In order to complete these goals we will also have to further develop our staff and grow our organization by at least 2 people. The strategic plan also focuses on acquiring our historic marker status both on a state and national level as well as increasing our marketing efforts to grow our visitor numbers therefore serving a greater part of our community.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our organization's board of directors is currently working at accomplishing all of our goals set forth in the strategic plan beginning with forming the needed committees to get the work done. Each goal has implementation steps associated with it and assigned deadlines on when to have each step completed along with developing well researched budgets needed to complete each goal. Various stakeholders have also been included in the process to ensure our success.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our organization has spent a year with an outside facilitator carefully developing our strategic plan in order to ensure all of the goals identified are obtainable. Through these efforts the board, staff, and volunteers have worked on their abilities to accomplish these goals and we are all prepared to put in the work over the next 3-5 years to see the plan through to completion. This of course being just another set of goals to achieve followed by the next set of plans. The organization has successfully developed enough over the years that it is generating enough income to be self sustainable so that all fundraising done for specific projects will only include what is needed to accomplish that goal and will not have to include funding for overhead.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Throughout the strategic plan there are implementation steps that require us to evaluate the work that has been done thus far and to judge the progress being made. In regards to the renovation plans we will be able to physically see that progress being made. With our program development we will conduct evaluations throughout the year.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Up to this point we have completed the ground floor renovations of the historic air terminal building, developed exhibits in this space, kept the museum open 6 days a week, grown from an all volunteer organization to employing a staff of 2 full time and 1 independent contractor, completed board development seminars, evaluated and updated our bylaws, completed a new 5 year strategic plan, and developed and implemented educational programs.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Located in the Houston, TX area, the museum serves visitors from throughout the USA and around the world.

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Funding Needs

Restoration and building maintenance expenses Management development (adding additional staff) Program development

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association of Museums - Member

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Partner

American Association for State and Local History

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Operations

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HOUSTON AERONAUTICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY INC

Leadership

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President of the Board

Mr Bernard Morris

Chairman of the Board

Mr Curt Littlejohn

BIO

Bernard Morris is a Director and the President of the Corporation. He is a product of the New York public school system, having attended Springfield Gardens H.S. in Jamaica, NY, and John Jay Criminal College of New York.

He began his commercial aviation career with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in the 1970s, and continued with Pan Am, TWA, Air Atlanta and Eastern Airlines before joining Air France in 1994, where he remained until taking early retirement in 2012. He has been a volunteer with the Museum since 2006, and a Director since 2009. He is a private pilot.

STATEMENT FROM THE President of the Board

"The Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society is a Texas non-profit corporation founded to research, promote and preserve the rich aeronautical heritage of Houston and Southeast Texas. A diverse group of aviation, architecture and history enthusiasts founded the Society in 1998. The Society includes persons from all walks of life, including students and retirees, architects and attorneys, educators and engineers, community leaders and commercial pilots.

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Curt Littlejohn

Chair King Backyard Store

Term: June 2014 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity