The Aircraft Treasures of Silver Hill: The Behind-The-Scenes Workshop of our Nation's Air Museums

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Traces the history of the Silver Hill Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland, with special attention to the role of Paul E. Garber in the creation of the facility. The collecting policy of the National Air and Space Museum is considered along with the role of Silver Hill in restoring famous aircraft. Attention is then turned to several famous aircraft which were restored at Silver Hill. A brief history of the individual planes and their pilots is given as well as a description of the restoration process. Paul Garber provides an afterword.


  • Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility


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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Airplanes
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Restoration
  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Facilities Planning
  • Silver Hill Facility (Maryland)
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Museum techniques

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