There are a few ways you can personally become involved with the Yankee Air Museum and the Willow Run Documentary. Find out how you can become a museum member or volunteer HERE. There are many events and educational opportunities to volunteer for or participate in HERE. Be sure to visit the Yankee Air Museum web site to find out more information about upcoming events, bomber flight experiences, educational programs and volunteer opportunities. ALSO, read below about telling your story on-camera or how you can support the documentary project financially.
The Yankee Air Museum has an ongoing mission of preserving the history of aviation and science, as well as educational outreach to teach and promote science and technology. One of the programs that help preserve history is their Oral History Project. If you, or someone you know, have a personal story that is related directly to Willow Run, from 1940 – 1946, please contact David Peterson by calling 734-649-0067, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Imagine being in the same film as author Charles K. Hyde, Judy Knudsen Christie (granddaughter of William Knudsen), and some of the “Rosies” that worked there during the war, like Marion Gentz!
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE DOCUMENTARY
The Yankee Air Museum is raising $300,000 for this 90-minute documentary film project titled “Willow Run,” produced by Stone Bridge Productions. If you are able to support this project financially, you may make your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION HERE. Willow Run will be broadcast on national PBS stations, screened at numerous film festivals, and available on DVD at the museum. The DVD will feature the full-length documentary with bonus features. PBS will initially air a shorter 60-minute version. Yankee Air Museum will also make a 30-minute version available for educational and community outreach screening opportunities. Through your generous support the story of this national treasure will be told… and made available for many generations to come!
All giving levels will be given credit in the titles at the end of the film. Donations may be designated in Honor or in Memory of a loved one. Giving levels will be credited as follows (or as designated by contributor):
- $10,000 – Individual opening title and spoken narration at beginning of film, “Significant Contribution provided by…”
- $5,000 – Group opening title and spoken narration at beginning of film, “Other contributions provided by…”
- $1,000 – End Title, “Five Star Contributors:”
- $500 – End Title, “Four Star Contributors:”
- $100 – End Title, “Three Star Contributors:”
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO TELL THIS GREAT AMERICAN STORY!