About the Museum

GLMMAM's Mission, Vision and Values



Educate, Inspire and Preserve


  • Educate people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors in Maryland; past, present, and future.


  • Inspire people of all ages by delivering experiences that nurture and accelerate aerospace “dreams”.


  • Preserve Maryland aerospace history and artifacts.



Transition into The Maryland Aerospace Heritage Center


  • Become the historical anchor and regional center of aerospace education excellence in Maryland.


  • Celebrate the aviation and spaceflight heritage of Maryland.


  • Provide exceptional aerospace experiences for all. 


  • Enthusiastically support the growth of Maryland aerospace industry, and challenge all generations to “Look to the Stars”.



  • Opportunity

A skilled, motivated, diverse Volunteer team is the “backbone” of our museum.We provide opportunity for all to share their talents and ideas.


  • Service

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s aerospace professionals. We support and encourage them to achieve their goals.


  • Integrity

We conduct our business with sound and fair principles.We welcome all visitors with courtesy and respect.


  • Continuous Improvement

To remain current and relevant, we constantly look to improve our operations and systems.We welcome visitor and staff feedback for new ideas and trends.


  • Excellence

We have a unique opportunity to present our legacy, and to influence the next generation.The museum experience we offer must be innovative and exceptional for all.

Maryland has a rich aviation and aerospace history, which the Museum has been preserving since 1990.


Much of this aviation history was made in Middle River, Maryland by the Glenn L. Martin Company (later Martin Marietta).


You can discover and explore  this history in the Museum where you will find history you can touch, and more than a dozen aircraft on display, including three built by the Glenn L. Martin Company in Middle River.


The Museum's archives, containing plans, documents, research models, aircraft tools, and components, as well as an indexed collection of more than 200,000 aviation and company photographs, is an important resource for researchers.


The Museum offers educational programs for all ages, from a free monthly speaker series to special tours for schools and other groups. 

The Museum is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the I.R.S. and as a charity with the state of Maryland.


Board Chair               Joe Corteal


Board of Directors   

                                     Ted Cooper

                                     John Einhaus

                                     Rick Frattali

                                     Phyllis Fullem
                                     Leslie Gawlik
                                     Jerry Hinshaw

                                     Kevin O’Neill

                                     Joe Toskes

Museum Secretary        Craig Jackson  


Executive Director                               Gustavus McLeod

Deputy Executive Director                   John Einhaus

Assistant to the Executive Director     Nancy Zellinger

Director of Facilities/Operations         Ted Cooper

Director of Education                           Jane and Joe Toskes

Director of Administration                   Paul Besse

Director of Finance                                James Hayes

Director of Communications                Rick Frattali

Museum Guides                                      Paul Besse

Public Relations                                      Debi Wynn

Treasurer                                             Theresa Brinkerhoff

Curator/Archivist                                 Stan Piet

Volunteer Coordinator                           Rick Frattali

GLMMAM belongs to the following associations:
GLMMAM in the News

MPT - Maryland Public Television began a new series entitled, “Made in Maryland”.  On a recent episode, The Glenn L. Martin Company was inducted into the Made in Maryland Hall of Fame, and featured Stan Piet, the archivist and curator of The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, and the static aircraft of the Museum located on flight line at Strawberry Point.To see the episode go to: https://video.mpt.tv/video/made-in-maryland-fz2nj4/

AASLH - American Association For State and Local History 

Chesapeake Gateway 

GBHA - Greater Baltimore History Alliance 


Maryland Nonprofits 


SMA - Small Museum Association