JON PROCTOR


Photo courtesy of jonproctor.net

It is with a deep sense of sadness that we recognize the passing of Jon Proctor, on April 22, 2020. Jon was known worldwide as a preeminent commercial aviation journalist, historian and photographer. He authored and contributed to numerous books and aviation magazines. During his career, Jon also served as a Senior Editor and Editor-in-Chief at the prestigious Airways and Airliners magazines.

And Jon was a TWAer, having served the airline for 27 years. He held many positions at TWA, starting as a transportation agent in Los Angeles in 1964. From there he wore many other hats, even serving as a bus-driving tour guide at the Kennedy Space Center, when TWA ran the public tour operations there! Jon is perhaps best remembered for his work in TWA's in-flight operations, serving as (among other positions) an onboard Director of Customer Service.

Jon was also a good friend of the TWA Museum, often sharing his writing talent and photographs with us. Many of our volunteers knew Jon personally and many worked with him during his time at TWA. We all mourn his passing. Rest in peace, Jon.


AN UPDATE FROM OUR DIRECTOR CONCERNING OUR MUSEUM’S CONTINUED CLOSURE


April 5, 2020

As we all are aware, non-essential social interaction and sheltering-in-place continue to be strongly recommended or mandated by federal, state and local governments. For that reason, the TWA Museum will remain closed. We will evaluate the situation again on April 30th. Based on predictions of COVID -19 peak occurrences for this part of the country, it is highly likely we’ll remain closed beyond April 30th, but we will remain flexible and will continue to assess the situation on a rolling basis. Again, we encourage you to check our website’s home page (www.twamuseum.com) for the most current closure information.


As we’re dealing with this most unexpected and difficult situation, I want you to know that our museum’s Board of Directors understands how much we matter to our donors, friends, volunteers and the visitors we’ve hosted over the years. We also view ourselves as an important institution related to the culture and history of Kansas City. We are working diligently to remain operationally and financially sound during our closure.


In the meantime, we continue to be “open” online and hope you’ll visit us there. Our website and blog are up and running and we’re actively updating their content. Again, we appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time.




Pam Blaschum, Director

TWA Museum



                                                                                           



A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR CONCERNING TEMPORARY MUSEUM CLOSURE AND OUR UPCOMING HANGAR DANCE


In consideration for the safety and well-being of our guests and staff, the TWA Museum will be closed for the remainder of March. At this time we plan to re-open the museum on Wednesday, April 1, however we will evaluate that decision again in a few days. An up-to-date museum operating schedule is posted on our website's home page (www.twamuseum.com) so please check there, if you're planning a visit. You can also call our museum at 816-234-1011

On a related subject, our annual Hangar Dance which was scheduled to take place on April 25 has been moved to October 10. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new day. We'll be sending more details in the future. 

We know these are difficult times for everyone, but we feel we all must do our parts to be sure the virus is contained and affects as few people as possible. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to life soon returning to normalcy for all our museum's family and friends, around the world.

Stay safe!
















Pam Blaschum, Director
TWA Museum
WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Have a comment or question about our blog? We'd really like to hear from you. There are several ways to contact us: 


Email: Drop us a line anytime at twamuseumguides@gmail.com. We read our email every day and an actual human being will respond to you (no robots here!).

_______________________________________________________________________

Our website: You can use the contact form on our museum's main website (twamuseum.com). Messages pertaining to the blog will quickly be slipped under our door! 

_______________________________________________________________________


Facebook: Our Facebook page is facebook.com/TWAMuseumKC. We read every comment sent to us. If you post a question, we'll reply to your post.

_______________________________________________________________________

Twitter: Become one of our 700 followers on Twitter. You can find us at @TWAMuseum. You can also message us on Twitter and we'll get back to you. 
_______________________________________________________________________

2019 TWA MUSEUM HANGAR DANCE

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019


Last year was a sellout, so contact us soon. If you're unable to print the form or prefer to contact us directly, just call or email us:
816-234-1011
twamuseum@gmail.com
TWA MUSEUM TEAMS WITH AMAZON SMILE!






















Now, you can support the TWA Museum every time you shop on Amazon! You'll continue to shop on Amazon as usual, but with a couple of small steps on your part, Amazon will donate some of their profit from your purchase to the museum. 

Here's how to do to it: 

1) For the first time only, click here to access the Amazon Smile charity selection page.   You'll be prompted to select the TWA Museum as your Smile charity.

2) Each time you want to visit Amazon in the future, enter: smile.amazon.com. Everything will function and look exactly the same as if you had entered through amazon.com. The only difference is Amazon will know your shopping will benefit the TWA Museum. You may want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com, to be sure you land there each time.

3) Your Amazon experience is the same as it's always been. Your account profile, Prime privileges, gift card balances, etc. all remain exactly the same 

4) Note that you cannot access Smile via Amazon's smart phone app. It can only be accessed through smile.amazon.com

How the TWA Museum benefits:

1) Each time an eligible purchase is made, Amazon will donate 0.05% of the sale's proceeds to our museum. 

2) There is no cost to you or any additional action needed. Amazon will periodically send the proceeds from Smile purchases directly to the museum. 


The program is administered solely by the the AmazonSmile Foundation. Click here if you want to find out more from Amazon.  If you still have questions, contact us at twamuseum@gmail.com.


   


INTERESTED IN PUBLISHING ONE OF OUR ARTICLES?


If you wish to publish our articles (or any features or images from our blog) for public or private distribution, you must obtain permission from the TWA Museum. Please contact us at: 
TWAMuseum@gmail.com

Or, you can write us at:
TWA Museum
10 Richards Road, Suite 110
Kansas City, MO. USA 64116