Boeing ‘Antiques Road Show’ seeks employee memorabilia for exhibit

Boeing is reaching out to former and current employees, many of them multi-generational, to find out who has the best company memorabilia.

On Friday March 11, and then on April 4, Boeing and the Seattle Museum of Flight will host what amounts to an Boeing-only «Antiques Road Show.»

The popular show on public broadcasting had people bring in antique items from their families to have them appraised and priced by experts.

Archivists and historians from the museum and Boeing won"™t be pricing the items people bring in. Instead they"™ll be putting the best of them on a short list for an eventual display timed for Boeing"™s 100-year celebration.

The display, from late May through September, will fill a room at the Museum of Flight with items the people bring in, and with Boeing"™s own historic pieces.

"We want to celebrate the beginnings with the people from the company," said Jennifer Hawton, a Boeing spokeswoman working on the project. "We know there are artifacts out there that people have hidden away, and we want to help tell that story."

Items donated could include clothing, aircraft parts, anything unusual. They can"™t be alive, mildewed or leaking, sexist or obscene, but after that anything in possible, Hawton said.

Boeing and the museum aren"™t designing the display until they see what people bring. All loaned items will be returned to people after the exhibit…


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