His first to-do as he moves into his new position is to fundraise for the museum while it transfers into its new $35 million, 130,000-square-foot home at Houston’s Ellington Airport.

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GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- Inside a hangar at Galveston's Scholes International Airport, you'll find an aircraft exhibit unlike any other in southeast Texas. The Lone Star Flight Museum boasts a collection of planes from World War II to the Vietnam War era. Larry Gregory is the museum's president.

Although it has since reopened, the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Ike back in 2008. Most airworthy planes were flown out of harm’s way in advance, but many static displays were damaged or destroyed. The museum is moving inland to new facilities at Ellington Airport, and the new museum comes with a new CEO.

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One of the cornerstone educational programs at the new Lone Star Flight Museum will be the Aviation Learning Center (ALC). The second such center in the country (The first is in Seattle’s Museum of Flight), the ALC will help teachers engage students via an interactive program that entertains and educates at the same time. The ALC’s experiential learning provides a fun, hands-on format that emphasizes critical thinking, scientific inquiry, problem solving and technical reading and writing skills.

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After spending 30 years in Galveston, the Lone Star Flight Museum is preparing to land at a new site - Houston's Ellington Airport.

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To All Friends of LSFM, My wife, Teresa, and I are thrilled to join the LSFM family. As we left the Air Force in 2013 after many years of privileged service to our nation with many assignments and moves around the world, we decided San Antonio and Texas would be our long-term home. Our move to Houston now will be our 25th home in 36 years. I share that because the Board of Directors’ choice and our decision to be here reflects the importance we feel about the wonderful new museum and opportunity it presents to inspire the young people of Houston and surrounding area towards futures of promise, service and meaning.

Museum Rendering

Retired USAF Lieutenant General selected to pilot new Museum - HOUSTON - The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Owens, Lieutenant General, USAF (Retired), will become the Museum’s Chief Executive Officer effective September 19, 2016. As CEO, General Owens will have the overall responsibility for strategic planning, construction...

Night at the Museum

Sponsored by FedEx, the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston hosted the event attended by the families of more than 30 children who are receiving treatment at the Shriner's Hospital in Galveston.