Boeing puts out the call for memorabilia

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Boeing historian Mike Lombardi holds memorabilia from the company’s history. (Credit: Boeing)

Think of it as “Antiques Roadshow” for the aerospace set: The Boeing Co. is looking for historical artifacts and memorabilia that will help the company tell the story of its first 100 years in the Puget Sound region.

Your item could go on display at a centennial exhibit due to open at Seattle’s Museum of Flight in May.

“Check your attics, check your basement, check your trophy cases,” Mike Lombardi, Boeing’s corporate historian and archivist, said in a video about the effort. “Find all that Boeing memorabilia, those models, those photographs.”

The company is particularly interested in subjects such as the company’s role in the local community during World War II, the first flights and rollouts of Boeing airplanes, Seafair activities and the 1962 World’s Fair.

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By Alan Boyle

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